Search results for "Frank 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)

DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  Frank Zappa

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

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)

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)

DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  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)

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

John Cage: The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Jun 2008

This is a full-length documentary honoring the life and work of American composer and artist John Cage. Cage is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Henning Lohner
CAST:  Noam Chomsky  •  Matt Groening  •  Frank O. Gehry  •  Rutger Hauer

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

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
CAST:  Frank Zappa

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

The Wrecking Crew (2008)

A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Denny Tedesco
CAST:  Lou Adler  •  Herb Alpert  •  Hal Blaine  •  Glen Campbell