The concert documentary “Morrissey 25: Live From Hollywood High,” the first authorized film in nine years about the British “mope rock” icon, will open in cinemas nationwide Aug. 29. Filmed during the Moz’s 2013 U.S. tour, the film celebrates 25 years of the solo career of “one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic performers.”
In the Chicago area, the film will be screened at the Promenade Bolingbrook on Aug. 29 and Sept. 1; the Arboretum of South Barrington on Aug. 29 and Sept. 1, and Rice Lake Square in Wheaton on Aug. 29 and Sept. 4. Tickets are on sale now at www.morrissey25live.com.
The tickets to the concert, staged March 2 in the high school’s 1,700-seat auditorium, sold out in 12 seconds, and the show was the penultimate performance on Morrissey’s tour. The alma mater of famous entertainers such as Brandy, Carol Burnett, Judy Garland, Rick Nelson, Sharon Tate and Fay Wray, the high school also has hosted concerts by rockers the Byrds (1966), Elvis Costello (1978) and the Stone Roses (1990). “Live From Hollywood High” features hits from across the Moz’s career, including “Meat Is Murder,” “Everyday Is Like Sunday” and “The Boy With The Thorn in His Side.”