UPDATE: Eat That Question – Frank Zappa In His Own Words has gone to the Sony fold in a sub-$1m worldwide deal with Submarine excluding France and Germany ahead of Monday’s world premiere.
Thorsten Schütte’s Documentary Premieres selection uses rare archival footage taken from Zappa’s 30-year career in entertainment. Particular emphasis is placed on his eccentric manner of dealing with the media.
The film has also been pre-selected for Germany’s Lola film awards and will screen in the Berlinale next month.
SPC brokered the deal with Josh Braun, Dan Braun and David Koh of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.
Estelle Fialon of Les Films du Poisson (France) and Jochen Laube of UFA Films (Germany), produced. ARTE France and SWR co-produced.