CS Video: Alex Winter Talks About Zappa, Canceled Gate Remake & More!
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to meet with actor and filmmaker Alex Winter (Bill & Ted face the music) on the exciting response to his recently released documentary Zappa. The director said the film received a Critics Choice nomination and is now launching internationally, while admitting that he and the rest of the crew behind the documentary didn’t expect as much feedback and appreciation for the feature it was for everyone involved was a passionate project. Winter continues to talk about the icon himself, Frank Zappa, his favorite works by the musician and much more. In addition, Winter opened the canceled remake of The gate and why there is “no potential future for it”. You can see the full interview in the player below!
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With unrestricted access to the trust of the Zappa family and all archive material Zappa explores the private life behind the huge musical career that never shied away from the political turmoil of its time. At Alex Winter’s gathering, Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and some of Frank’s musical staff perform including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White, and others.
With an emotional passage and testimonials from Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several musical contributors including Mike Keneally and Ian Underwood, Winter takes Zappa at his word and portrays him as a beautiful, enigmatic maestro of his own sound. From his humble beginnings in the recording studio to selling out stadiums, Zappa never shies away from showing every facet of Frank and his avant-garde path to becoming a rock legend.
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Winter’s master eye illuminates every inch of his musical journey, from the start of Mothers of Invention to its final performance in 1991, forcing audiences to see Frank for who he was: band leader, father, recording artist, political disruptor, and beyond everything else a musical iconoclast, whose influence vibrates among the greatest musical hits to this day.
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