Movie Diary 3/31/2020

When You’re Strange (Tom DiCillo, 2009). A bunch of little-seen Doors footage, including some remarkable color stuff shot with Jim Morrison driving on a road to nowhere, makes an excuse for another run-through of the band’s trajectory. Given that new wrinkle, it would be nice to know what it is we are looking at.

Lourdes (Jessica Hausner, 2009). Deadpan account of a young woman (Sylvie Testud) in a wheelchair, tagging along on her religious group’s tour of the shrine. As the movie makes no bones about the status of Lourdes as a Las Vegas for the pious, you wonder how they got permission to film there. (full review 4/2)