- Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
- Directed by
- Thorsten Schutte
"I'm famous," the late Frank Zappa says in a new doc, "but most people don't even know what I do."
What he did was music – doo-wop, jazz-rock, guitar-rock, orchestral music and satirical pop – in weird and unpredictable ways. Exclusively using archival footage of interviews and concert performances – less of the latter – director Thorsten Schutte demystifies a moustachioed maverick whose exposure to the mainstream came from novelty hits and his crusade against music censorship.
Eat That Question, a fascinating and compelling dive into an artist's uniquely ticking parts, gives voice to a complex dude and broadens the picture.