A Frank Zappa documentary, Zappa, directed by Alex Winter finally has a release date. Zappa will be screened at theaters across North America and via video-on-demand on November 27, the day after Thanksgiving. The rights to the long-awaited film were acquired by Magnolia Pictures as per Deadline.com, the outlet that first reported the release date.
Winter, best known for starring as Bill S. Preston Esquire in the Bill & Ted movies, put together the film with the approval and access from the Zappa Family Trust. Frank’s late widow, Gail Zappa, appears in the documentary as do a number of the guitarist/composer’s collaborators including Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Steve Vai, Ian Underwood and Mike Keneally.