Film News Roundup: Concert-Documentary ‘The Doors: Break on Thru’ Set for February

Variety | 12/9/2019 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, one-night showings of a Ray Manzarek tribute and the season premiere of “Doctor Who” have been set for 2020, and the MPAA hires a copyright expert.

The Doors and Trafalgar Releasing are teaming on the worldwide Feb. 12 release of “The Doors: Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek.”

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The film has been dated on the birthday of Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors. He passed away in 2013.

The concert/documentary was filmed at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and brought surviving members from The Doors, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, on stage for the first time in 15 years to celebrate Manzarek’s birthday. The film also includes performances from Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee, Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo, Paul McCartney’s Brian Ray, X’s Exene and John Doe, Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes.

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“It was such an honor to play with these world-class musicians in a tribute to our magical keyboard player,” Densmore said.

London-based Trafalgar has previously released “Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams,” “The Music Center presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration,” “Khalid: Free Spirit” and “One More Time with Feeling.” The Doors were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

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Fathom Events has scheduled a Jan. 5 showing of the “Doctor Who” Season 12 premiere episode, followed by an exclusive early unveiling of the new season’s second episode.

The event will also include live Q&A with current Doctor Jodie Whittaker and companions Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, live from the Paley Center in New York.

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Fathom will hold the event at 600 movie theaters through Fathom’s...
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