Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Loft Cinema & ZIA Records presents 'When You're Strange : A Film About The Doors", Wednesday, May 5th at 7:30pm!
The Loft Cinema in Tucson and ZIA Records proudly present a special screening of "When You're Strange : A Film About The Doors" on Wednesday, May 5th at 7:30PM! Tickets available now at The Loft Cinema! Make sure to come down and enjoy this incredible documentary and enter our FREE raffle for rockin' suprises and giveaways! We will be doing a drawing that evening for an extremely limited and awesome autographed Doors poster - signed by Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger!
For more information on location and tickets, visit www.theloftcinema.com.
This new documentary uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the legendary rock band The Doors and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy. Directed by award-winning writer/director Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion, Johnny Suede) and narrated by Johnny Depp, the film is a riveting account of the band’s tumultuous history.
Said Depp, “Watching the hypnotic, hitherto unreleased footage of Jim, John, Ray and Robby, I felt like I experienced it all through their eyes. As a rock n’ roll documentary, or any kind of documentary for that matter, it simply doesn’t get any better than this. What an honor to have been involved. I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done.”
The film reveals an intimate perspective on the creative chemistry between drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison - four brilliant artists who made The Doors one of America’s most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between the band’s 1965 formation and Morrison’s 1971 death, When You’re Strange follows the band from the corridors of UCLA’s film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.
Loaded with fresh footage of rehearsals, recording sessions, interviews and a recently unearthed 35mm copy of Jim Morrison’s student film HWY: An American Pastoral, When You’re Strange looks beyond the ticking time-bomb appeal of the group’s out-of-control frontman to present a spellbinding account of a band who helped define an era.
(Directed by Tom DiCillo, 2009, 90 mins., Not Rated, Digital Presentation)