The documentary When You’re Strange, takes a historical look at The Doors, focusing on the lead singer, Jim Morrison.
The film delves into how the band was formed in 1965, its first public gigs, and very first album, while also detailing the years of drug and alcohol use that lead the singers death.
You will see archival footage of the band rehearsing, live performances, and including some of the band’s private moments including how Morrison was arrested and put on trial for indecency at a Miami concert.
Morrison’s love for being in the spotlight and his desire to write poetry, coupled with his alcohol induced mood swings were all part of the cause that led to the some of the band’s public failures.
Directed by award-winning writer/director Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp, the film is a riveting account of the band’s history.
“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.” Said Depp