Just a quick update about the Doors documentary, though as usual, I am late in commenting on it. Johnny’s narration was indeed incorporated into When You’re Strange in time for it to screen at the LA Film Festival. In addition, the original print of Jim Morrison’s experimental film, HWY, was found in time to cut some footage into the film. The footage is said to be so good that some may assume they are re-enactments. But DiCillo assures us, “THERE ARE NO FUCKING RE-ENACTMENTS.”
The screenings took place on June 21 and June 24. I haven’t seen any formal reviews yet, but the comments on Tom DiCillo’s site and some Doors message boards have been extremely favorable. DiCillo reports that Johnny saw the completed film last weekend and was “extremely complimentary.” There will be a buyer’s screening in NYC on June 30th, and I hope that will result in a purchase and a theatrical release!