Movie Review: ZAPPA

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Rating: Not Rated Stars: Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Bunk Gardner, Ruth Underwood, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Pamela Des Barres Director: Alex Winter Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Release Date: November 27, 2020 ZAPPA, as its title suggests, is a documentary about the late rocker/composer Frank Zappa (1940-1993). There is something valiant about the way writer/director Alex Winter has assembled a mass of archival footage, integrated it with new interviews, set the mood with unrelated but thematically relevant clips, and gotten it into coherent form. ZAPPA isn’t one of those documentaries where we are primed for blinding new revelations, or even explanations of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DO NOT DISTURB actor-director Eric Balfour

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DO NOT DISTURB, currently available on VOD, is the epitome of accessible independent filmmaking, both in production technique and in content. The film is an five-segment anthology set in a hotel room, with a connective through-line starring Diva Zappa as a maid. Each segment has a different director. Mali Elfman created the premise and serves as producer. She and some of the other filmmakers appear in the movie at various points. Perhaps the most prominent acting appearance by one of the filmmakers of DO NOT DISTURB is that of Eric Balfour. L.A. native Balfour, been a professional actor for most […]Read On »

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