LEGENDARY FRANK ZAPPA CONCERT FILM ROXY: THE MOVIE TO HAVE 1ST EVER THEATRICAL RUN DURING US, CANADA & UK TOUR
US Leg Includes Dates In Los Angeles, CA; Winchester & Ashburn, VA; Houston & Lubbock, TX; Baltimore, MD; Yonkers & Schenectady, NY
All proceeds to benefit Alex Winter’s Kickstarter Campaign to preserve Zappa’s Vault and make definitive Zappa doc; Most Screenings Feature Skype Q&A With Winter
Roxy The Movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQG3JLxfLdc
Full Schedule: http://zappamovie.com/roxyscreenings
Frank Zappa & the Mothers played three legendary shows at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood in December 1973. That audio formed his beloved 1974 album Roxy & Elsewhere, but like many of Frank’s performances these were also shot, on 16mm film, and locked away in THE VAULT — a giant trove of floor to ceiling stacks of unreleased recordings, films, and more by Frank that have been waiting like a time capsule under the Zappa family home since he died.
A couple years ago the Zappa Family Trust came across the Roxy footage, restored it, and released it as ROXY THE MOVIE in late 2015. Since, it’s become a huge fan favorite, but its first ever series of theatrical screenings will take place this month only, as fundraising events for filmmaker Alex Winter’s Who The F*@% is Frank Zappa — a campaign to preserve the unreleased footage and music in Zappa’s Vault, and use some of that content to craft the first all-access, no-stone-left-unturned documentary about Frank’s life.
Screenings include the Canadian and UK theatrical premieres. More info at whoisfrankzappa.com and zappamovie.com.
MORE ABOUT WHO THE F*@% IS FRANK ZAPPA
Frank Zappa is one of the strangest, most amazing, prolific, and influential cultural icons of our era, but believe it or not, his complete story has never been told. Now, for the first time ever, the Zappa Family Trust has handed over complete, unrestricted access to the contents of Frank’s private archives — a.k.a. the Vault — and their full support, to a filmmaker who wants to tell Frank’s definitive story.
Alex Winter (director Deep Web, Downloaded; actor Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) is running a massive Kickstarter campaign now through April 8, calling on fans to help preserve the contents of Zappa’s Vault and tell his story.
WINCHESTER, VA, Saturday, April 2, 2016; 11:00am, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
LOS ANGELES, CA, Sunday, April 3, 2016; 12:30pm, Arena Cinema – Live Q&A With Actor/Filmmaker Alex Winter, Outdoor Reception In The Courtyard after screening
LUBBOCK, TX, Monday, April 4, 2016; 7:00pm, Alamo Drafthouse Theater *
HOUSTON, TX, Monday, April 4, 2016; 7:30pm, Alamo Drafthouse Theater, Vintage Park *
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, April 5, 2016; 7:00pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema *
LONDON, UK, Tuesday, April 5, 2016; 8:30pm, The Prince Charles Cinema *
ASHBURN, VA, Wednesday, April 6, 2016; 7:30pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema *
BALTIMORE, MD, Thursday, April 7, 2016; 7:00pm, 2640 Space *
LONDON, UK, Tuesday, April 12, 2016; 8:50pm, The Prince Charles Cinema
TORONTO, CANADA, Thursday, April 14, 2016; 9:30pm, Revue Cinema *
SCHENECTADY, NY, Wednesday, April 20, 2016; 7:00pm, Proctors Theater *
BRISTOL, UK, Tuesday, May 10, 2016; 10:00am, Watershed Cinema *
* Skype Q&A with Alex Winter to follow