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A New Concert Film Captures Morrissey in an Intimate Setting
Morrissey fans are true fanatics. The former Smiths singer is the kind of artist — with the kind of voice (unusual, prone to falsetto warbling), lyrics (emotional, death-obsessed) and personality (outspoken, sarcastic) — that you either love, love, love, with an almost religious fervor, or else you kind of hate him, and perhaps consider him an art-damaged whiner. The fans, those with Moz tattoos and license plates, those that know every word by heart, who have seen him dozens and dozens of times, will possibly have to make do with the select screenings of Morrissey 25, a concert movie that was filmed in March of this year in an intimate show at the 1,500-seat auditorium of Hollywood High School. (Tickets for the concert sold out in 12 seconds.) The film is showing at three theaters in Connecticut on Sept. 29.
By John Adamian
September 25, 2013