09 April 2010

Rock 'n Film: Two Premieres

Who Do You Love
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Starring Alessandro Nivola, Jon Abrahams, Chi McBride, Keb' Mo, Robert Randolph
International Film Circuit, 2008

Opening nationwide in the U.S. on 9 April, this fictionalized account of Chicago record executive Leonard Chess and his brother Phil was delayed in release because of its similarity to 2008's Cadillac Records. Chess Records, of course, first brought the world now famous rhythm and blues artists Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Bo Diddley.

When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors
Directed by Tom DiCillo
Narrated by Johnny Depp
Abramorama, 2009

Indie film director Tom DiCillo takes on Jim Morrison and his mates in a documentary which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival last year. The movie opens in New York City and Los Angeles this weekend, and you can click here to find other venues at which to view the doc.

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