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RIDM+ JUNE: Eat that question: Frank Zappa in his own word

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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words 

by Thorsten Schütte


Thursday, June 30, 2016, 8 p.m., Cinéma du Parc

Montreal, Tuesday, June …, 2016 – From January through August 2016, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) presents its year-round programming, including the monthly film series now known as RIDM+. A Sundance selection, Eat That Question:  Frank Zappa in His Own Words, by Thorsten Shütte, is one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated music documentaries. It is finally coming to Montreal, where it will be the next RIDM+ film, on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. at Cinéma du Parc.  

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) remains one of the most intriguing figures in 20th century popular music. A giant of a counter-culture he generally hated; a brilliant, prolific and demanding composer; a satirist and sworn enemy of political hypocrisy in all its forms: as a documentary subject Zappa is both ideal and intimidating. Made entirely from archival footage of Zappa’s public appearances (concerts, television, speeches, etc.), Eat That Question:  Frank Zappa in His Own Words invites us to rediscover Zappa in his own words. From his first appearance on television in 1963 to his work with the people of the Czech Republic in his final years, the film’s expert and creative editing reminds us of the uniqueness and uncompromising political commitment of a faux-hippie who warned an entire generation about the perils of “yellow snow.”

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.


France, Germany | 2016 | 90 min

In the original English 


Thursday, June 30, 2016, 8 p.m. at Cinéma du Parc

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Since 2012, the Montreal International Documentary Festival’s RIDM+ series (formerly Docville), presented on the last Thursday of every month, has given audiences the chance to see Montreal premieres of excellent documentaries that have enjoyed recent success at the world’s most prestigious festivals. In many cases, a RIDM+ screening is the only chance to see the film on a big screen in Montreal, and the filmmakers often make themselves available for audience Q&A sessions. 

Tickets are available at the Cinéma du Parc box office and online at Regular price: $12.50, youth (age 14-25) and seniors (65+): $11. Docu/Fiction cards are available for $60 for 6 admissions to any RIDM or Fantasia monthly screening and Cinéma du Parc’s regular films. The cards are transferable, but not valid during festivals or certain special events held at Cinéma du Parc. Other conditions may apply. 

Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festivalpresents the best reality‐based films, including the works of established directors and new talents.

The 19th annual RIDM will take place from November 10 to 20, 2016.

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