With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.
"Accomplishes the acrobatic act of doing justice to a figure like Frank Zappa." -- Wall Street Journal
"It's a multimedia immersion, filled with rare footage of Zappa from his teenage years on and assembled with the loving dexterity we've come to expect from Alex Winter as a filmmaker." -- Variety