Film Screenings

The Doors: When You're Strange | Film Club

When: 2012-06-26 16:00 - 2012-06-26 17:30
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

The first feature documentary about The Doors comprised of entirely unseen archival footage. It is written and directed by Tom DiCillo and for the first time makes material from Jim Morrison’s 1969 film fragment HWY: An American Pastoral publicly available.

The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek has stated that “This will be the true story of the Doors,” and that the film will be “the anti-Oliver Stone,” referring to the 1991 film about the group that Stone directed, and which drew quite a bit of criticism from many of The Doors fans and Morrison intimates for certain departures from the truth in Stone’s screenplay.

The documentary first screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2009. It received favorable reviews from that showing, however the narration (by director DiCillo) was singled out by most viewers as very seriously flawed for its monotonic delivery. Due to the rash of complaints about the narration, Johnny Depp was hired to redub it.

Screening in English, 86 minutes.