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Tom DiCillo

United States


Tom DiCillo is an American director, cinematographer, writer and (sometimes) actor born in Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina, and who studied film at New York University. During his early career he began working with director Jim Jarmusch as a cinematographer on films that include Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and Coffee and Cigarettes (1986). He also worked with Howard Brookner on the documentary Arena: Burroughs (1983), which featured the William S. Burroughs. His experience as cinematographer proved invaluable and he was soon writing and directing his own films.

Notable directorial projects from Tom include Johnny Suede (1991), Living in Oblivion (1995), The Real Blonde (1997), and The Doors: When You're Strange (2009).

2014 Down in Shadowland (Documentary) (post-production)
2012-2014 Chicago Fire (TV Series, 4 episodes)
2011-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series, 2 episodes)
2011 Law & Order: Los Angeles (TV Series, 1 episode)
2011 Lights Out (TV Series, 1 episode) 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series, 1 episode) 2006-2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series, 5 episodes)
2009 The Doors: When You're Strange (Documentary)
2006 Delirious
2003 Monk (TV Series, 1 episode)
2001 Double Whammy
1997 The Real Blonde
1996 Box of Moon Light
1995 Life in Oblivion
1991 Johnny Suede


The Doors: When You're Strange

The Doors: When You're Strange (Orig.) / 2010 / United States / 82 min

A chronological look at The Doors, focusing on lead singer, Jim Morrison (1943-1971), from the formation of the band in 1965, it's first gigs, and first album, to Morrison's death, after years of alcohol and drug use...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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