Frank Zappa (1940-1993) was an enigmatic rock star and one of the most important composers of the second half of the 20th century.
He was a musical innovator with a socially critical and sharply analytical view of the world. During his life he released more than sixty albums and after his death he left behind an impressive archive under the name The Vault, in addition to four children and a wife.
Director Alex Winter (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure) got unlimited access to the performances, interviews, family scenes and animation videos for this long-expected documentary. He explores the private life behind the gigantic musical career. The project comprises thousands of hours of carefully digitized image and sound, made possible by a crowdfunding of more than 10,000 Zappa fans. This resulted in a fascinating portrait with never-seen-before material.
With the collaboration of Zappa's widow Gail Zappa and artists/musicians like Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood , Ray White and others "I want to tell Frank's story without making a biopic; to make a music doc without making a music doc. And I think that's just how Frank would have wanted it.” - Alex Winter
English spoken, Dutch subtitles