17 Mar THE DOORS WIN FIRST EVER GRAMMYÂ® FOR WHEN YOUâ€™RE STRANGE: A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS
Best Long Form Music Video Winner Tells The Legendary Bandâ€™s Story Using Only Vintage Archival Footage From 1965 to 1971
Feature Length Documentary Was Written And Directed By Tom DiCillo,
Narrated By Johnny Depp, And Produced By John Beug, Jeff Jampol,
Peter Jankowski, And Dick Wolf
LOS ANGELES â€“ WHEN YOUâ€™RE STRANGE: A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS, the first ever feature length documentary about The Doors, has earned the legendary band their first ever GrammyÂ® award, winning for Best Long Form Music Video. Grammy awards also went to the filmâ€™s writer/director Tom DiCillo and producers John Beug, Jeff Jampol, Peter Jankowski, and Dick Wolf.
“This Grammy validates my feelings about the documentary,â€ says John Densmore. â€œWith Johnny Depp in the driver’s seat narrating the film, it truly captures what we were all about.”
Produced by Wolf Films/Strange Pictures, in association with Rhino Entertainment, WHEN YOUâ€™RE STRANGE was released theatrically to rave reviews last April before airing as part of PBSâ€™ American Masters series in May. The film was then released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Eagle Rock Entertainment in June.
The film reveals an intimate perspective on the creative chemistry between drummer Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison — four brilliant artists who made The Doors one of Americaâ€™s most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between the bandâ€™s 1965 formation and Morrisonâ€™s 1971 death, WHEN YOUâ€™RE STRANGE follows the band from the corridors of UCLAâ€™s film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.
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