A new The Doors documentary has been sweeping the film festivals and leaving people speechless, including the remaining members of The Doors. What continues to impress the satisfied viewers is that When You're Strange: A Flim About the Doors uses only original footage, shot between 1966 and 1971. Ray Manzarek commented on the footage by saying, "You know who plays Jim in this movie? Jim."
Tom DiCillo, award-winning writer/director, uncovers historic and
previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock quartet. The 90-minute
documentary follows the young band from their university days of UCLA film
school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.
Oh, and did I mention that Johnny Depp is narrating the film? It seems he liked it as well, "Watching the hypnotic, hitherto unreleased footage of Jim, John, Ray and Robby, I felt like I experienced it all through their eyes. As a rock n' roll documentary, or any kind of documentary for that matter, it simply doesn't get any better than this. What an honor to have been involved. I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done."
When You're Strange: A Flim About The Doors has been featured at the Sundance, Berlin, Deauville and San Sebastian Film Festivals and most recently played to sold-out shows at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. When You're Strange will receive a theatrical release in select markets on Friday, April 9.