The Doors – Feast of Friends

In the summer of 1968, The Doors began filming Feast of Friends, a documentary which was financed by the band itself. Production and the film’s official release stalled though, (you can thank Jim Morrison for exposing himself to his Miami audience for that), and the documentary has only existed in grainy bootleg form for the past four decades. It’s excellent news then to hear that the film has been remastered and will be officially released this November. According to its press release the film is captured “in true 60’s cinéma vérité style. It’s comprised of concert performances which are intercut with fly-on-the-wall footage of the group in their natural habitat — playful, sensitive, chaotic and touching. This is a chaotic yet gentle picture of the humanistic side of The Doors seldom captured by anyone — at that time or since”. Directed by Paul Ferrara, it’s the first and only documentary produced about The Doors by The Doors. If you can’t wait, check out the trailer above.