My week was looking a bit bleak — I hurt my back yesterday and my brother’s leaving this week for Marine duty — until I read an e-mail from John Pollard over at ADA Gallery announcing a film premiere. On Jan. 27, the gallery is offering a free screening of Is It Really So Strange?, a William E. Jones film that takes a look at the lives of Morrissey fans in Los Angeles.
The news made me feel better almost immediately. Liz Lubben first introduced me to Morrissey and The Smiths in high school, when I was ripe to receive the melancholy, the-man’s-keeping-me-down messages. Morrisey spoke to my soul. And while The Smiths and Morrissey are on my iPod, I didn’t think anyone else was into them anymore. Obviously not, though, since Jones’ film exposes a new sect of fans among the Latino community. Check it out; slicked-back hair optional. 8 to 9 p.m. 228 W. Broad St. Call 644-0100 or check out ADA Gallery.