Film

Is It Really So Strange?

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October 26-October 28, 2006

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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.

Additional Info

By William E. Jones, 2004, 80 min.