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Film: ‘Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in his Own Words’

Posted:  Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:30am

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents a screening of the 2016 documentary film Eat That Question, on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Born in 1940, Frank Zappa — self-taught composer, musician, bandleader, producer and independent thinker — first transcribed his avant-garde, Varèse-influenced compositions onto paper at the age of 14. He only began to write lyrics in his early 20s. Nevertheless, upon the 1966 release of his debut album, FREAK OUT! (with The Mothers of Invention), he swiftly became the most quotable voice of dissent in popular music.

Constructed solely from historic footage, Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in his Own Words is a celebration of this outspoken maestro. Zappa died far too early, in 1993, of cancer. How important then, that such unforgettable Zappa interviews and performances across three decades have been painstakingly gathered by director Thorsten Schutte from the obscure vaults of TV stations around the world to create this unique 90-minute feature documentary.

Following Zappa from clean-shaven, besuited youth, to fearless chief freak, to his relentlessly productive final days before his death at 52, Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words, seats us right up front from the start; close enough to Zappa to read the flickering emotions in his eyes.

This year's Thursday Film Series is hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Library. In addition to watching films, viewers will be able to enter a drawing for books related to the movie's topic or theme donated by the Friend's Book Stop.

Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Rockland Library and the Rockland Public Library, is free and open to the public. FMI: 594-0310.

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Rockland Public Library
80 Union Street
Rockland  Maine  04841