New on DVD: ‘Zappa’ strikes the right chord in exploring life of iconoclast

“Zappa”: This two-hour, nine-minute documentary is a sprawling look at the iconic musical multi-hyphenate and activist Frank Zappa, helmed by actor and filmmaker Alex Winter. Authorized by Zappa’s estate, the film features interviews with both family members and former collaborators and an abundance of archival footage in a way that encapsulates the iconoclast’s style, with media, genre, tone and mood shifting throughout, wrote Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “If the outsize legacy of his work bears any consistency, it’s in the purest expression of his vision, whatever t…

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