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EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS
An immensely talented musician and composer whose work freely combined elements of rock, pop, jazz and classical music in daring and provocative ways, Frank Zappa possessed an abiding belief in the virtues of individuality, freedom of thought and self-expression. This documentary compiles rare footage spanning more than 30 years in Zappa's career, with the musician holding forth persuasively on a number of political and philosophical topics¬ — culminating in his celebrated 1985 Senate testimony against the censorship of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) — and performances of some of his most political and pointedly satirical music. DIR Thorsten Schütte; PROD Estelle Fialon. U.S., 2016, color, 93 min. RATED R
Jim Jarmusch documents the story of The Stooges, led by charismatic frontman Iggy Pop, who exploded out of the late '60s counterculture of Ann Arbor, Michigan, with an eardrum-assaulting sound that powerfully blended psychedelic garage rock, rough-hewn R&B and even free jazz into what would become the progenitor of the next decade's punk rock. Interviews with The Stooges allows the story to be told in the band members' own words, while rare concert footage offers a glimpse of what an alarmingly wild ride it was. DIR/SCR Jim Jarmusch; PROD José Ibáñez, Carter Logan, Fernando Sulichin. U.S., 2016, color, 108 min. RATED R
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