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EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS

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Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, ‘Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words’ is a film that takes original interviews, concert, and behind-the-scenes footage from the famed musician. The film, while only 5 critics have chimed in so far, currently sits on a 100% fresh rating. Zappa was adored by fans, but the star hated the industry, and it’s easy to see that from his interviews and in this documentary

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Moon liked it a lot: :idea:

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I'll be catching one of the Washington, DC shows this weekend. 8)

The E Street Cinema website now has showtimes posted, as follows:

one week only from Friday July 1 thru Thursday July 7

Friday and Monday thru Thursday
2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

Saturday and Sunday
11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

Prices vary according to showtime
$9.50 (early show) to $12.00 (later shows)

https://www.landmarktheatres.com/washin ... ma#showing


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Saw it today. Very good. Unbiased. But for us here, nothing new. I wish there was more attention to the music, but that wasn't the purpose.

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From the USA Today Network, but found in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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I met up with Debutante Daisy at this morning's matinee.

Frank's dialogue raised a few chuckles, and the music was sparse but great.

Because of the archival age of this film, it's presented in 4:3 aspect ratio.

I won't give away any surprises except for this:

If you leave prior to the conclusion of the closing credits, you'll miss the film's ending.

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I looked up the movie at IMDb, and they only had FZ listed under Cast, so I've listed an additional 50 cast members.

All appearances throughout the entire film are sourced from archive footage. (there are 5 entries still awaiting approval)

Here's the link :arrow: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5275830/combined


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deleted. i guess no cartoons applied. sad.


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Mainly For The Fans: Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words
by Rain Jokinen in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 1, 2016 10:30 am

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words is a documentary without a single shot of new footage. Instead, the film is comprised of archival video interviews and performances, spanning thirty years of Zappa's career. A lot of this footage is new to U.S. audiences, since director Thorsten Schütte was able to dig up a lot of clips and interviews from Zappa's European TV appearances.

Growing up, I was always aware of Zappa's music, since my father was a fan. And since I came of age during the days of MTV, I saw a lot of Zappa's activism, fighting against censorship and those warning labels that eventually made their way onto albums, CDs, and tapes. (He might have been amused to know most music fans ended up seeking out those warning labels, since it meant they were gonna get something dirty.)

Eat That Question is the kind of movie that will likely be very enjoyable to his fans, but less compelling to those less familiar. Zappa does a lot of pontificating in these interviews, and when you listen to them back to back, it can sometimes comes off as sanctimonious lecturing. And it's kind of hard to take lecturing from a man whose lyrics could often be interpreted as homophobic and sexist.

This could have been countered with more musical performances, and by hearing his musical satire in better context. Instead, almost as if in deference to Zappa, who in the movie, scolds those fans who only liked his first three records, director Schütte gives more attention to Zappa's later classical and jazz instrumental work. (And, of course, there's also only passing reference to "Valley Girl," his biggest hit.) I wasn't a huge Frank Zappa fan going into the movie, but I'm sad to say, I was a little less of one coming out of it.

Eat That Question is currently playing at the Embarcadero Center Cinema.

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ETQ will be showing in my neck of the woods at the New Zealand International Film Festival on the 23rd of July, I can hardly wait


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deleted. i guess no cartoons applied. sad.
Wow! You paid me a compliment, due to my work, and then you deleted it by replacing it with a snarky comment. :?


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Looked at a list last night, and noticed that it will be playing in San Luis (where Dweezil played twice) on 7/15. I'll check starting times and see if I can have my brother and his wife stop by and sit with Mom so I can view this. If not, I'll wait for it to come out on DVD, maybe there'll be extras on it.

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I saw this last night.

Most of the interview clips from this doc I'd already seen before on youtube but there were a few I hadn't and I quite liked them. With a few musical interludes interspersed at different points, most the doc was chronological. And I'm proud of director Thorsten Schutte for specifically including interviews where Frank pointed out that he was, "a conservative" and comments like, "Fuck the Communists...I don't like those people!", along with, "Fuck the unions!", clearly displayed FZ's disdain for far left-wing politics. This is something most Zappa fans ignore since most of his fanbase are leftists. The interview on the Stanley Siegel Show in 1981, where Stanley (who passed away on January 2 of this year) took a copy of Tinsel Town Rebellion and read the lyrics aloud, grilling Frank about his general cynicism and contempt for conformity, especially with the look on FZ's face, while he was trying to understand Frank's point of view, is one of my all time favourite interviews. Here's the near complete interview, that isn't on youtube any longer:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2sscwk


Hardcore fans won't learn anything new...but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.

Bravo, Thorsten! :D

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Flaked out in Hollywood!

Nice theater on the strip. They had a bar & grill inside. I enjoyed an IPA during the movie. Great movie!

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The movie is being screened only in U.S. theatres? How about Europe? What can I do, if I want to see it?


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The movie is being screened only in U.S. theatres? How about Europe? What can I do, if I want to see it?

Canada, too. It's in Kitchener last week of July.

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Saw it tonight and have to say it is not great. I think one of problems may be from the on set - Zappa in his own words. So it's a lot of television interviews, many of which are superficial programs not really designed to be insightful or particularly interested in Zappa's work - just a segment to get through until the next commercial break.

Frank being at odds with corporate main stream media is an aspect to his work but not what drove him and wasn't what made his music great. If I wasn't familiar with FZ and caught this doc I would think he was more contrarian than anything else.

Cut this down to the most interesting 20-25 minutes and make it part of a more comprehensive documentary would be my wish.


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Saw it tonight and I enjoyed it, although they showed part of him being on Crossfire, but did not feature the part where he said, "Kiss my ass!" to the ass seated next to him....which is my favorite part of the show. But the audience really responded when he said the US was headed towards being a fascist nation---one guy even applauded. Many of the interviews I've seen, but there were some I hadn't. When he talks about Gail, there were a few snorts of derision--myself included. You could hear a pin drop when "For Gail" came on the screen...don't think anyone was too behind that. The whole thing though, was the SHARED EXPERIENCE with an audience of appreciative and enthusiastic Zappa fans. And listen to our old pal Mr. Nice Guy, hang out until after the end credits. :mrgreen:

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Look who popped up on Radio New Zealand this afternoon

Moon Unit Zappa
From Standing Room Only,
Sunday 17 July 2016

When asked to describe himself Frank Zappa usually just said "an entertainer", though that's barely scraping the surface. He was the ultimate iconoclast - attacking left and right with equal enthusiasm - yet he's probably best known for the hit single he recorded with his teenage daughter, Moon Unit Zappa - "Valley girl". 23 years after his untimely death, Frank Zappa gets to tell his own story in the documentary Eat that Question, which debuts here at the International Film Festival. Long-time Zappa fan Simon Morris talks to Moon Zappa about the film, about her Dad, and about the Zappa legacy...

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http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/progr ... unit-zappa


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Saw ETQ in Cambridge MA USA on Friday Jul 15. Except I had to miss the first half hour. :(

Favorite piece of footage I had never seen is:
FZ with Ian Underwood at a piano. Ian is sight-reading a part of Sealed Tuna Sandwich. Ian was perplexed. His grimace seemed to say: "what is this ... it doesn't seem very good!" the way we know Mark Volman reacted to Penis Dimension at first. The piano rendition does sound OK; the music comes across.

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Clem wrote:
Saw ETQ in Cambridge MA USA on Friday Jul 15. Except I had to miss the first half hour. :(

Favorite piece of footage I had never seen is:
FZ with Ian Underwood at a piano. Ian is sight-reading a part of Sealed Tuna Sandwich. Ian was perplexed. His grimace seemed to say: "what is this ... it doesn't seem very good!" the way we know Mark Volman reacted to Penis Dimension at first. The piano rendition does sound OK; the music comes across.


Would the piece with Ian be the same as featured in the 1970 VPO documentary?

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Yes, it would! :lol:

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I saw this last night. Good flick.

But there were only about fifteen people there, for the 9:20 show on a Friday night.

Bummer... :cry:

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I saw this last night. Good flick.

But there were only about fifteen people there, for the 9:20 show on a Friday night.

Bummer... :cry:
I was at a Sunday matinee in Washington, DC. The theater's capacity is 97. There were exactly 9 people in attendance.


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Eat That Question was screened in Wellington as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, they had programmed a measly four showings which all sold out, so they added another two which both sold out on the same day they were added :shock: who new there were so many Zappa fans in Wellington.

Great movie, I really enjoyed it, I couldn't wipe the smile off my fan boy face, it was soooo good to see and hear Frank on the big screen, I'm guessing most of us on the forum have seen and or own around 80% of the footage used in the doco, this is not a criticism, the whole thing was really well put together with an excellent selection of music. Lots of laughs in the theatre, the cheesy version of Bobby Brown just about killed me :mrgreen: Some of Franks responses had an almost hypnotic effect on me/us. When the movie ended nobody moved for a good two or three minutes, just sat there like stunned mullets, as though we were trying to take in what we had just seen and heard. Usually in this fast paced little city at the first hint of the credits a whole bunch of people are running for the doors. Weirdly everybody just sat right through to the very end, it could have been as a result of the music or as a result of ninety relentless minutes of Frank telling it like it is and demanding that we wake up and pay attention :lol: .....the "For Gail" in the credits got a couple of boos from some well informed people :oops: .....

So if you, yes you, if you get the chance to go and see this movie, go and see this movie...you'll love it, it's a way of life :wink:

PS: I'll be pre ordering the dvd...for when it comes out in the year 3000.....Now, what will Alex Winter produce?


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