You may know Alex Winter best for his role as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in the 1989 film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But nowadays, many years later, he’s making films. And if we can help out, he’ll soon be making the definitive documentary of Frank Zappa’s life.

On Kickstarter this week, Winter announced:

Frank Zappa is one of the strangest, most amazing and influential figures of our era, but his definitive story has never been told.

Now, for the first time, the Zappas have given us complete, unrestricted access to the contents of Frank’s private vault, and their full blessing and support, to tell his story.

But before we can finish telling his story, we have to catalog, save, digitize, and preserve a vast archive of unreleased audio, video, images, documents and more.

Together we can save Frank’s vault.

And when we do, we’ll have everything we need to answer the question:

Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa?

Just a few days into the Kickstarter campaign, Winter has already raised roughly half ($231,000) of the total amount ($500,000) needed to move forward with the project.

Through contributions large or small, you can help with the other half, and make sure that the definitive Zappa documentary sees the light of day. Contribute here.

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