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#41 vomit

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (Shebang @ Oct 15 2009, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
London Film Festival

http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/node/532

When You're Strange is being shown this Friday and Sunday, but tickets are already all sold out.



Does anyone know if WYS has a DVD release date? I am nowhere close to anyplace that is screening it.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:59 PM

http://www.tomdicill...og/?page_id=192


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Oct. 18.09. When You’re Strange has been sold to the UK for theatrical distribution. A company called The Works has bought it and I’m extremely impressed with their passion for the film. They’ve been tracking the film since Sundance.

There is strong forward momentum on sales to Australia, the Benelux countries, Japan, Germany and all the other major territories including the US. As you can see these deals take months to finalize so keep in mind nothing is definite from this 2nd list until you hear it from me. But, things are happening. Patience.




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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:28 PM

I would have loved to have been able to have seen it in London this weekend, as it was my birthday on saturday, so would have rounded the weekend off quite nicely.....


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:25 PM

http://www.glasswerk...aries Storm LFF

News \\ White Stripes and Doors Documentaries Storm LFF

By Steven, Tuesday 20th October 2009 12.34pm (228 views)


Tom Dicillo's documentary "When You're Strange: A Film about the Doors" has already taken to the screens at the London Film Festival in the past week. It may be a festival devoted to film, but that doesn't exclude the subject ever being about music!

The LFF quite often manages to screen some of the bigger and better music documentaries going. The past has seen the likes of Ondi Timoner's "Dig!" which introduced the Brian Jonestown Massacre to a whole new audience. It has also screened the likes of Metallica's "Some Kind of Monster" which notoriously saw the band going into therapy whilst recording their St Anger album.

Also on the bill this year is the inclusion of "The White Stripes Under Great White Northern lights" which focuses on they bands extensive tour across all of Canada.

The London Film Festival is on until 29th October.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:30 PM

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<!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Oct. 18.09. When You’re Strange has been sold to the UK for theatrical distribution. A company called The Works has bought it and I’m extremely impressed with their passion for the film. They’ve been tracking the film since Sundance.

There is strong forward momentum on sales to Australia, the Benelux countries, Japan, Germany and all the other major territories including the US. As you can see these deals take months to finalize so keep in mind nothing is definite from this 2nd list until you hear it from me. But, things are happening. Patience.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


I gave up hope of WYS to be released in theaters in the Benelux countries, so this is really really great news. :)
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:01 PM

New Review from the London Times

They rated it 3 stars out of 5

http://entertainment...icle6884285.ece

October 21, 2009

When You're Strange

Neil Gardner at the Times BFI London Film Festival

Recommend? 3 stars out of 5


Poet, fool or bum? A question posed by Lee Hazlewood but applicable to Jim Morrison, the charismatic leader of The Doors, a question that remains frustratingly unanswered by Tom DiCillo’s elliptical and compelling documentary about one of the most important groups of the late Sixties.

In four short years, The Doors recorded some of the defining music of the era, from Light My Fire to LA Woman, while Morrison, seemingly on a wilful course of self-destruction, ended up bloated, alcoholic and ultimately dead in a Paris bathtub.

In tracing the group’s incredible trajectory DiCillo forgoes contemporary interviews in favour of using archive material, some previously unseen, stitched together by a Johnny Depp voiceover and bookmarked by some extraordinary footage, taken from the Doors vocalist’s own experimental film HWY: An American Pastoral, in which an almost Christ-like Morrison traverses California in a black Ford Mustang. DiCillo edits the film in such a way that Morrison hears news of his own death on the car stereo, a refrain that becomes a haunting motif throughout the film.

There’s plenty of meat for aficionados though, including Morrison’s onstage rant at the police at a concert in Newhaven and subsequent arrest, the infamous Miami incident where the singer was accused of exposure, a charge which almost finished The Doors as a touring band, and rare film of him drunk and raging in the studio during the torturously long sessions for The Soft Parade. Through these episodes, the film draws express parallels with the band’s role as cultural pariahs and the volatile political situation in America at the time.

Expertly constructed, DiCillo’s film does lend some understanding of what made The Doors so great but in giving so much screen time to their tragic singer it seems more like an extended love letter to Mr Mojo Risin than a study of his equally deserving but less glamorous bandmates.



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Posted 23 October 2009 - 04:01 AM

Next Film Festival is Vienna. Tickets are only available TOMORROW, Oct 23. (Oct 24 is already sold out.)

http://www.viennale.at/en/programm/


23.10.2009 13:00 Gartenbaukino Ticket

24.10.2009 23:30 Künstlerhaus Kino Sold out


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Tom DiCillo's recap of the San Sebastian and Woodstock film festivals can be found here. (London is not yet posted.)

http://www.tomdicillo.com/blog/


I was amused by the following excerpts the blog: :lol:


A woman walks up to our table, points at me and exclaims, “Gilipollas!” I’m about to thank her when Pepe informs me this is the Basque word for a part of the human anatomy where the sun seldom shines. When she staggers back against the wall I realize she is drunk. She lurches in for another round of invective before hotel security arrives and escorts her out.


“So, Tom DiCillo, When You’re Strange. What can you tell us?”

“Well,” I say, “What I can tell you is that the service at this place is terrible. I ordered a beer two hours ago and I’m still waiting for it.”

The audience laughs. They get the joke. Clearly I had not ordered a beer because it is not a real cafe. But the host’s laugh is tense and uneasy. He says he will take care of it and then explains that the guy at the piano has been playing Light My Fire for 45 minutes. The news floors me. All I can think is thank god Ray Manzarek is not here to hear it.

Two minutes later, to my horror, a real beer is set upon my “table.” The audience applauds. Of course the expectation–even at 9:30 in the morning–is that I drink it.



That night a drunken Basque woman crawls out from beneath my bed and stabs me in the teeth with a cocktail swordfish. I open my eyes and I’m driving north in the rain on the New York Thruway. When You’re Strange is showing in 6 hours at the Woodstock Film Festival.

:blink:

There is a quick request for a radio interview. Just before we go live the producer urgently reminds me not to say “the F word.”

“I thought this was Woodstock,” I mutter.

“This is a Republican funded radio station.”

During the interview all I can think about is the F word. Will I say it? Should I say it? Did I just say it?


Edited by Shebang, 23 October 2009 - 04:03 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:31 PM

The Austrian news media list When You're Strange as one of the highlights of the Vienna Film Festival, llisting it as one of its Films of the Year.

Article translated from German

http://translate.goo...history_state0=

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 04:51 PM

From a Johnny Depp fan website, here's a nice write-up of When You're Strange.

Johnny Depp has narrated several music documentaries. Scroll to the bottom of the page for When You're Strange..

http://mysite.verizo...umentaries.html

8) When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (2009)

Johnny narrates this film about the legendary band The Doors. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2009, with a temporary narration by the director, Tom DiCillo. It also screened with DiCillo's narration on February 7 at the Berlin Film Festival, where the official announcement was made that Johnny would narrate the final version of the film. DiCillo then made the decision not to screen the film again until Johnny's contribution was added, forcing him to pull out of the South By Southwest Film Festival in March. Johnny's recording was done sometime between about March 17 and May 20, 2009. The film screened for the first time with his narration on June 21, 2009 at the Los Angeles Film Festival, with an additional screening on June 24. DiCillo lauds Johnny's narration as "fantastic" and "crucial": "He brings something very personal to the film." "[Johnny] had been my first choice. My sense was always that the film needed a real actor to perform the narration, someone who could genuinely relate to the Doors and tell the story as if it really meant something to him. He has succeeded." After attending the screening in Deauville, DiCillo further stated, "Depp’s narration is even stronger than I’d remembered. His presence in the film is quiet, assured, emotional and powerfully intimate."

When You're Strange is the first feature documentary about this legendary band. The film contains some never before seen footage of The Doors, who were together from 1965 through Morrison's death in 1971. It also contains rare footage from Morrison's experimental film, HWY, taken from the original 35 mm negative.

The film had a private buyers' screening in NYC on June 30 and also one in Paris at around the same time. The film has secured French theatrical distribution rights for the film through a company called MK2, and British distribution through The Works UK Distribution. There is much interest in the film among other distributors in the US and abroad, with hopes for some news about a theatrical release soon.

When You're Strange will next screen at the Viennale (Vienna) Film Festival on October 23 and 24. It will also screen at the Mar del Plata (Argentina) Int'l Film Festival, which runs November 6 through 15, 2009. Stay tuned by checking the Johnny Depp Rocks! home page for any breaking news, including additional upcoming film festivals and screenings, or plans for a theatrical release!



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Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:47 PM

This is by far the BEST review out there about "When You're Strange"

http://www.examiner....e-Sallys-review


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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:41 PM

This is by far the BEST review out there about "When You're Strange"

http://www.examiner....e-Sallys-review


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When this finally comes to town I'm going to sing from the rooftops. Very good review from our gal Sal.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:28 PM

When this finally comes to town I'm going to sing from the rooftops. Very good review from our gal Sal.


Thanks for the kind words, Shebang and cork. I hope everyone gets a chance to see this documentary soon. Worth the wait.

We were very lucky that the screening was on June 24, because on June 25, right around the time that the movie screened the previous day, Michael Jackson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, and all the surrounding streets were closed, including the area where the Festival was being held.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:35 PM

Great news for the Dutch fans!

When You´re Strange at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on November 26.
Tickets can be ordered online from the IDFA site.

When You´re Strange at IDFA Amsterdam November 26

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:32 PM

More info on the Amsterdam film festival

http://3voor12.vpro....rtikel/42681202

De stem van Johnny Depp begeleidt in de slotfilm When You're Strange de beelden van de opkomst en het einde van The Doors. Van het moment dat vier pretentieuze jongens beginnen te jammen tot de stadionconcerten en de dood van de tragische ster Jim Morrison. Hoe kon een band in zo'n korte tijd zoveel bereiken? Geen nostalgische verheerlijking, maar een eerlijk portret, door de gevierde regisseur Tom DiCillo, van vier knappe koppen en hun grote ego's. Eikels, zijn het, maar ook beeldbepalers van een boeiende periode in de muziekgeschiedenis. Een film met veel muziek en nog nooit vertoonde beelden van een van de grootste en invloedrijkste bands ooit.


In English:
http://translate.goo...history_state0=

The voice of Johnny Depp accompanies the closing film When You're Strange images of the rise and the end of The Doors. From the moment four pretentious boys begin to jam the stadium concerts and the death of the tragic star Jim Morrison. How could a band so much in so little time to reach? No nostalgic glorification, but an honest portrait by the celebrated director Tom DiCillo, four brains and their big egos. Acorns, are, but also beeldbepalers an exciting period in music history. A movie with great music and never before seen pictures of one of the largest and most influential bands ever.



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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:54 PM

The Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina is next up
November 7 through 15

http://www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/24/programacion/ficha.php?p=262&pelicula=When%20You're%20Strange%20/%20Cuando%20eres%20extra%F1o&director=Tom%20DiCillo

http://www.mardelpla...tor=Tom DiCillo



http://www.clarin.co.../c-02024646.htm


English translation of the above article about the Festival
http://translate.goo...history_state0=

English translation of the main Festival Website
http://translate.goo...lata&hl=en&sa=G


It looks to me like it has been nominated for an Award for Best Original Soundtrack (correct me if I have mis-translated--my high school Spanish is rusty)

http://www.mardelpla...cciones_pan.php



B.S.O. Banda Sonora Original / O.S.T Original Soundtrack


All Tomorrow’s Parties / Todas las fiestas del mañana / Jonathan Caouette

Died Young Stayed Pretty / Murió joven, permaneció bonito / Eileen Yaghoobian

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench / Guy y Madeline en un banco del parque/ Damien Chazelle

Kapanga todoterreno / The Incredible Adventures of the Shit Beatles / Farsa Producciones

Searching for Elliott Smith / Buscando a Elliott Smith / Gil Reyes

The Heart Is a Drum Machine / El corazón es una máquina de ritmo / Christopher Pomerenke

When You’re Strange / Cuando eres extraño / Tom DiCillo



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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:13 PM

Great news for the Dutch fans!

When You´re Strange at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on November 26.
Tickets can be ordered online from the IDFA site.

When You´re Strange at IDFA Amsterdam November 26


Niiiiiiiicceeeeeee!!!!! Thanks for posting, I'll be buying my tickets for this one for sure!!!!!! Finally!

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 03:53 PM

Niiiiiiiicceeeeeee!!!!! Thanks for posting, I'll be buying my tickets for this one for sure!!!!!! Finally!


Hell yes!!!!

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:38 PM

- Gonna watch it tonite in Copenhagen.

Will tell you what it´s like.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:45 PM

- Gonna watch it tonite in Copenhagen.

Will tell you what it´s like.


Can't wait to hear!!

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:09 PM

Hell yes!!!!


It looks like its broadcasted three times! First show the 21st of november, tickets can be ordered via: http://www.idfa.nl/n...66-70847cffee64



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