This is more of a News Update than a specific post. It may also serve to remind people I’m still here. Been kinda busy.
The developments on When You’re Strange are good. I can’t go into much detail because there are several scenarios being played out, all with their own positives and complexities. But, the jist of it is this: there is serious interest from US distributors for a theatrical release. In addition, several offers have come in from France; again for a theatrical release in that territory. Once one major international territory commits it should pave the way for other offers.
My understanding is that some decisions will be made this week. As soon as I know anything definite I will post it. Believe me, I’m waiting for news as anxiously as everyone else.
The film has been invited to the Deauville International Film Festival in France in early September. It looks like the whole gang is going over for the event. Deauville is right on the Normandy coast where the first waves of US infantry landed on D Day. It’s a great festival, focusing primarily on American films. I have been there with 4 previous films and Living In Oblivion won Best Picture there in 1995.
It is a significant festival to premiere the film in France at. The French have developed a strong affection for The Doors and especially for Jim who is buried in Paris. With a French distributor in place (hopefully) the festival can be used to jump-start the French theatrical release.
That’s it. That’s what I know.