Rolling Stone Magazine reports that there’s a new Frank Zappa documentary in the works. The Zappa estate has given film-maker Alex Winter carte blanche when it comes to accessing Frank’s archives. White, who is also an actor and was “Bill” from the Bill and Ted movies, has been earning kudos for his work on the documentaries Downloaded and Deep Web. Rolling Stone says, “unprecedented access to the family’s fabled vault of Frank ephemera to make a movie, due to come out in the next couple of years. The documentarian will craft the film from the family’s collection of the subversive rocker and composer’s recordings, interviews, movies and other miscellany – kept in a vault so big that Frank’s widow, Gail, likens it to a “trash barge” – so he can build a narrative from Frank’s own words. Ultimately, Winter hopes to make the definitive portrait of Frank’s life.”
No release date announced yet but 2017 looks like a good year for a Frank Zappa documentary.