Writer/Director: Tom DiCillo
Cast: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp (narrator).
Awards: Grammy for Best Documentary, Audience Award; South by Southwest Music and Film Festival.
Festivals: Sundance, LA Film Festival, Woodstock, Berlin, Deauville, London, San Sebastian.
US Distribution: Rhino Entertainment and Abramorama.
Related Blog Posts: many, starting with The Land Of Fruits and Nuts and then jumping ahead to The Doors and running consecutively.
When You’re Strange TRAILER
Making this film has occupied my life for over 2 years. I include it as one of my favorites, my most personal and one of those I am most proud of. I have written about it in detail on the blog so you can plunge in if you want.
To this day I am still in awe over the fact that I actually met John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, and that I made a film about the incredible musical force they were so integrally part of. I came to have a great respect for all of them, as musicians and as human beings. I could not be prouder that they so enthusiastically support the film.
As for the one I didn’t meet; I think I got to know Mr. Morrison just a little bit through making this film and feel permanently altered as a result. His commitment to artistic freedom was absolute.