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Frank Zappa Documentary ‘Eat That Question’ Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

Sundance 2016: Film will premiere on Monday

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to the documentary “Eat That Question — Frank Zappa In His Own Words,” about the legendary composer-musician.

The film is told entirely through archival footage assembled from the performer’s 30-year career in entertainment including rare TV interviews and performances from around the world.

“I’m delighted and I’m thrilled that Sony Pictures Classics believes in the film and I feel we’re in very good hands,” filmmaker Thorsten Schotte said in a statement. “The news of the acquisition is really the cherry on the cake of our world premiere at Sundance.

The deal was negotiated by Sony Pictures Classics with Josh Braun, Dan Braun and David Koh of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers and excludes France and Germany.

“Eat That Question” debuts at Sundance on Monday, January 25 in the Documentary Premieres section.  It has also been pre-selected for Germany’s top film awards, the LOLAs, and will next be showcased in the LOLA at Berlinale section of the Berlin Film Festival.

The film is produced by Estelle Fillon of Les Films du Poisson (France) and Jochen Laube of UFA Films (Germany), and co-produced by ARTE France and SWR.