WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE wins award at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. Read the article here.
WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE - the first-ever documentary on The Doors, will open in the following extended cities on April 9, according to Doors manager & film producer Jeff Jampol:
New York City - Los Angeles - Boston - Philadelphia - Chicago - Dallas - Houston - Seattle - San Francisco - Nashville - Madison, WI - Houston -
Word has it that it will also open in New Orleans on 4/16, and in Albuquerque, NM in May.
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Earlier this week, I blogged about artistic passion--a fitting precursor for today's post. Why? Because today I'm giving updates on When You're Strange, the Doors documentary I've been waiting to see for over a year.
When You're Strange will be released in 8 cities on April 9th. Once word spreads, more cities should follow. Atlanta is 1 of the 8. (Excuse me for a moment while I do the Snoopy Dance down Peachtree Street...)
The cities are: Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
Whether you're a Doors fan or not, these 4 artisans were an influential part of our history. Seeking, questioning, and expressing how they saw the world, even when others didn't understand them. Particularly Jim Morrison. Whether the public liked them or not, "got" their message or not, they remained dedicated to their art and made music the way they wanted to make it. In today's world of pop culture and celebrity (and everything for sale in between) I must say, that element of sticking to one's convictions is a rare and precious thing.
And while I'm talking about artists who stick to their vision, let me add here that When You're Strange is written/directed by Tom DiCillo, an award-winning filmmaker as well as one of my favorite artists on the planet. For a complete listing of his previous films, click here. (These are all in my DVD collection, by the way.) You can view the trailers for his other films on the main blog page, links are to the right.
And did I mention that When You're Strange is narrated by Johnny Depp? Yep. I think he's an ideal choice for a narrator, seeing as how there is a soulful and reverent quality about him.
So if you're near one of these 8 cities, help spread the word and go see this film. More cities will follow, and let's keep the word spreading.
My original blog post on the topic
When You're Strange website
Writer/Director Tom DiCillo's Blog for updates
When You're Strange soundtrack listing