Sony Pictures Classics has officially thrown their hat into the Sundance distribution ring by acquiring worldwide rights to Thorsten Schütte’s documentary “Eat That Question – Frank Zappa in His Own Words” ahead of its world premiere in Park City. The deal excludes France and Germany.
“Eat that Question” uses archival footage to create an intimate portrait of musician and composer Frank Zappa. Featuring rare TV interviews and performances from around the world, the doc explores Zappa’s unconventional genius and and self-dramatization. The movie premieres at Sundance on Monday, January 25 in the Documentary Premieres section.
“I’m delighted and I’m thrilled that Sony Pictures Classics believes in the film and I feel we’re in very good hands,” said Schütte in an official 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 the sales company Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.