Search results for "Frank Zappa"


Eat that Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

Thorsten Schütte’s film is a sharply edited and energetic celebration of Zappa through his public persona, allowing us to witness his shifting relationship with audiences. ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Thorsten Schütte
CAST:  Frank Zappa  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Arlene Francis  •  Keith Moon

Frank Zappa: Apostrophe (') Over-Nite Sensation (2007)

This episode focuses on Zappa's early 70s albums, Overnight Sensation (1973) and Apostrophy (') (1974). Together they encapsulate Zappa's extraordinary musical diversity and ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Matthew Longfellow
CAST:  Frank Zappa  •  Dweezil Zappa  •  Gail Zappa

200 Motels (1971) RT 67% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jul 1994

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Fantasy • Music • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa  •  Tony Palmer
CAST:  The Mothers of Invention  •  Ringo Starr  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Keith Moon

Baby Snakes (1979)

Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  Frank Zappa

The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1988) RT Audience 67%

A one-hour documentary on the making of Frank Zappa's bizarre 1971 comic musical. Vintage private footage from Frank's personal archives plus behind-the-scenes of the actual ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  Frank Zappa  •  Tony Palmer

The Amazing Mr. Bickford (1987) RT Audience 75%

Several pieces of Frank Zappa's music are set against clay animation by Bruce Bickford.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa  •  Bruce Bickford
CAST:  Bruce Bickford  •  Frank Zappa

Video from Hell (1985)

In a little over an hour, 'VIDEO FROM HELL' provides a preview of current and projected Honker releases, including 'BABY SNAKES', 'THE TRUE STORY OF 200 MOTELS' and 'UNCLE ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  Phyllis Smith Altenhaus  •  Adrian Belew  •  Jimmy Carl Black  •  Terry Bozzio

Uncle Meat (1987) RT Audience 100%

This is a documentary about an unfinished movie. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention try to film the sci-fi epic "Uncle Meat."  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  Don Preston  •  Phyllis Altenhaus  •  Frank Zappa

Does Humor Belong in Music? (2003)

Frank Zappa and his band in a digitally recorded live performance at "The Pier" in New York, NY on August 26, 1984.  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  Frank Zappa

Head (1968) RT 75% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 1998

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Peter Tork  •  Davy Jones  •  Micky Dolenz  •  Michael Nesmith




The Dub Room Special (1982) RT Audience 95%

DVD release: Jan 1984

Produced by Frank Zappa in 1982, The Dub Room Special combines footage from a performance at the KCET studios in Los Angeles on August 27, 1974, a concert performed at The ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Frank Zappa

Prazakum tem je hej (1989)

The story begins in 1984 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, few years before the end of Communist era. The band Pražský výběr (Prague's selection) has just received the news thier ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Karel Smyczek  •  Michael Kocáb
CAST:  Michael Kocáb  •  Michal Pavlíček  •  Vilém Čok  •  Roman Skamene