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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:02 pm 
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Summer '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily

July 14, 1982, was quite a tumultuous day in Palermo. Not only was the Sicilian city in the throes of a bloody mafia war, the ecstasy of the Feast of Santa Rosalita, and the mania of soccer’s World Cup, but Frank Zappa had just arrived for his final European performance. As 20,000 fans gathered in a stadium to witness their hero in the flesh, filmmaker Salvo Cuccia—then a 20-year-old Zappa zealot—was en route to the concert. Little did he or Zappa know that this show—which devolved into guerrilla warfare—was to prove a pivotal event for them both. Cuccia’s lovingly assembled film is both a celebration of Zappa’s mind-boggling talent and a multigenerational family saga that delves deep into The Man from Utopia’s Italian ancestry. With a Zappa-esque blend of electrifying concert footage, Super-8 home movies, colorful claymation, and candid interviews with Frank’s widow Gail; their children, Moon Unit, Dweezil, and Diva; and longtime friend and irrepressible nose-picker Massimo Bassoli, Cuccia champions the rock-‘n’-roll satirist as an enduring icon of freaky freedom.

Special guest: Massimo Bassoli will be in person

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Country: Italy (Sicily)
Year: 2013
Running Time: 80
Language: English /Italian
Director: Salvo Cuccia
Producer: Eleonora Cordaro / Abra&Cadabra / Zappa Family Trust
Screenwriter: Salvo Cuccia / Sarah Kass
Cinematographer: Clarissa Cappellani / Jim Iacona
Editor:Benni Atria
Cast: Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Diva Zappa, Moon Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Massimo Bassoli, Steve Vai
Print Source: Abra&Cadabra


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:44 am 
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Hmmm.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:19 am 
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Trailer -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCYjJvk7QbA

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:19 am 
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Holy shit this is KILLLLLLLLERRRRRRRRRR!!

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I agree

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2d7hsMS94o

Some video of Gail talking about the film.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:50 pm 
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wow, this weekend ... with special guest massimo [big bunch of dick] bassoli in person


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Very cool, indeed. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:08 am 
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I've seen footage and bits and pieces of this. Interviews also but GODDAMMIT I wanna see this flick.
Netflix soon? Maybe even a dvd release!

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