Tag: John Densmore
A new documentary about The Doors is about to hatch out of its festival-circuit shell. When You’re Strange was written and directed by indie veteran Tom DiCillo and has been seen at some of the major festivals, but is still awaiting general release. Contracts for France, Britain, Australia, Canada, Japan and Germany have been completed, so if you live there… lucky you. The movie documents the period between 1965 and 1971 and uses ONLY real footage (no reenactments), including never seen before material. There’s stuff from the studio, from gigs, a lot from their personal lives (for example, I’d never have imagined Jim Morrisson driving). When You’re Strange has the endorsement of the remaining members of The Doors, who weren’t too happy with Oliver Stone’s version. But bands never are, so don’t give too much thought to it.