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Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
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ROXY & EVERYWHERE! (Roxy benefit screenings near you & more.)

Posted by Alex Winter (Creator)

Heya, Freaks!

Happy Thursday. We have just over one week to go, lots to accomplish, and lots of momentum! Oh, and lots of exclusive unreleased Vault clips just for backers, between now and next Friday, which I cannot wait to share! 

First, a couple notes.

The Movie Will Still Get Made.

Yesterday, I talked about a super-simple model for how to use the funds we raise here on Kickstarter. Today, I thought I'd give you an even easier way to understand it:

Now, we've got more interesting stuff to talk about today, but before we move on, I want to make sure this is super clear: 

After yesterday’s update, I got a handful of letters from people who thought we were saying that the movie might not get finished anymore, or that they might not get all of the pledge rewards we’ve promised. I want to make sure you understand:

Even if we don’t fund the entire movie on Kickstarter, it will still be finished and released, and you will get all of the rewards you’ve pledged for.

We'll raise the rest of the financing for the movie after the Kickstarter – just like I did on my last film, Deep Web – and sure, it will take longer than if we'd raised all of the funds here, but the movie will get made, no matter what! And when it does, I'm look forward to meeting some of you at the premiere!

Now, on to the fun stuff...

ROXY #SaveTheVault benefit events

All proceeds go to help SAVE FZ'S VAULT — See the whole list here!

USA Screenings

International Screenings

I'm over the moon that so many fans in so many time zones are coming together to celebrate Zappa. If you're in one of those cities, round up some friends and get yourself to the party. For many of them, I'll see you there (via Skype) — Roxy by proxy! 

The Final Countdown...
And Today's Countdown Clip!

What did you think of that exclusive "Tittles and Beer" clip yesterday?? I have another amazing thing coming your way again this afternoon, so KEEP AN EYE OUT! 

If you're not a backer yet, join the Kickstarter right now – pledge at any reward level! – and get rare and never-released Zappa clips straight from the Vault to your inbox daily between now and the LAST DAY - next Friday, April 8! 

I've been watching this stuff with Joe Travers and getting ready to send it to you, and I feel like the luckiest Zappa fan alive. Excited that I get to bring you all with me!


Alex Winter


ZAPPA FANS: Back @zappamovie & get rare/unreleased clips straight from the Vault until the end of their Kickstarter!

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      Donald R Russell on

      Alex, Frank changed my life from the first concert I saw in Chicago back in the 70's and has been a serious part of my life's passion ever since. I would like the opportunity to ask you a few questions, but not on this forum. My house is everything Zappa, poster painting I've purchased from around the world, you'd think I was family. I see at least 4 to 5 ZPZ shows every year and managed to see many on the first tour. In any case, if you can't make contact, but I think you are the type that would spare 10 minutes, I will continue to pledge more and more and spread the word as much as possible, can't afford the house, but you never know when luck might strike. Thank you and thank Joe for this project, can't wait to see more material and will be proud when I see my name in the credits, never mind the opportunity to own more of the video and audio treasures in the vault, once released. Honk if you see me driving, you can't miss my vehicle, INCA RDZ is my license plate. (Someone already snatched up INCA RDS, and I don't think any state has "ZAPPA" plates available. Zappacheers!

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      John Kelly on

      Alex, so many of us (I am tweezers on the Zappa Forum) are so happy that you are helping us help you and the ZFT are saving the vault. I went in for all that I can afford, but if all the Cal Schrnkel art, or any of the add-one don't sell out will the Kickstarter contributors get a second chance at them? I don't need CDs or LPs because I bought every fucking one of them, but maybe I will have more money in a month or two...