It's been a while, I know. Not sure when things started getting so crazy but crazy they are.
Just had a shot of good news from the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin. When You're Strange screened there over the weekend and just won a nice award.
“Mission” and “When You’re Strange”
Lead SXSW Audience Winners
by Peter Knegt
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced additional Audience Award-winners today. Among them were Mike Woolf’s “Richard Garriott - Man on a Mission” in the Spotlight program and Tom DiCillo’s “When You’re Strange - a film about The Doors” in the 24 Beats Per Second program.
This one actually means a lot to me, coming from a festival so intensely devoted to music. My congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on the film.
Also, here is an updated listing of dates and cities as of today:
New York: Angelika
Los Angeles: Sunset; Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Town Center, Encino
Boston: Somerville Theater (Somerville, MA)
Philadelphia: Ritz 16/Puff Theatre/The Piazza at Schmidt’s
Atlanta: Cinefest Film Theatre
San Francisco: Kabuki
Seattle: Grand Illusion
Nashville: Belcourt Theatre
Madison, WI: Sundance Theatre
Shreveport, LA: Robison Film Theater
Albuquerque, NM: Guild, May
Athens, GA: Cine
Santa Monica, LA: Laemmle’s Monica
The film is opening in France around June 1. I'm heading over there in a few weeks with John Densmore to do some pre-opening press, and then back again with John in late May to hit both France and England right before the opening.
Theaters interested in US distribution should contact Brittany Erlbaum: Brittany.Erlbaum@rhino.com.
All international sales inquiries should go to Harry White from ContentFilm: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My sincere thanks to everyone, especially Elaine--the patron saint of When You're Strange--for all the support. And mostly, thanks to Ray, John, Jim and Robbie. Let it roll.