Film Screening

Multiple Dates
Is It Really So Strange?

Date + Time

Multiple Dates
7:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


By William E. Jones, 2004, 80 min.

Jones's insightful documentary examines the cult following of Stephen Morrissey - the former front man and singer/songwriter of British band The Smiths - that flourishes in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, primarily among Latino and Hispanic youth. Though Morrissey seems an unlikely idol for this demographic, the film reveals a unifying sense of alienation expressed in his songs and experienced by migrant youths and a growing gay community. The October 26 program features an introduction by the filmmaker and a question-and-answer period following the screening.

Admission + Ticketing

Free with Museum admission.