Archive for July 31st, 2008

by jhwygirl

First Friday – beloved by Missoulians and visitors alike for its free beverage and munchies and fabulous art – will include a special exhibit upstairs at 515 S Higgins. It begins at 5 p.m.

The show will feature portraits, in paint and photo, of Poverello Center clients and residents. All exhibits are by local artists painter Kimberly Anderson and photographer Catherine L. Walters.

Behind every face is a story. From the Pov:

Meet four-year-old Layne, who came to live at the Joseph Residence at Maclay Commons with his mom and little brother after months where they were unable to make ends meet, they were evicted from their Missoula home, and left homeless.

Meet Pat, who found refuge at the Poverello Center in downtown Missoula when she lost everything she owned because her run down, beat up old car burst into flames. Pat came to the Pov with only a warped and charred driver’s license from the fire and the clothes on her back.

Meet Steve, who came to the Poverello Center in search of peace of mind after losing someone dear to him to a horrendous tragedy.

Head to the other side of the bridge and see and discuss the many faces of homelessness in Missoula.

by Jay Stevens

With the Hell’s Angels coming to town tomorrow – and some already here! – it’s time to bunker up out of pepper spray range. What better way to spend your days watching…motorcycle flicks?

Here’s my short list of bike movies:

The Wild One. A no-brainer. The movie classic starring Marlon Brando as a motorcycle gang leader who terrorizes a small town. Sound familiar? Only in this flick, it’s the townspeople who kick the sh*t out of the motorcyclist, while the cop stands helplessly by – whereas, in 2000, it was the cops who kicked the sh*t out of the townspeople, while the motorcyclists stood helplessly by.

Hell’s Angels on Wheels. Jack Nicholson joins the Hell’s Angels with the code name, “poet; hilarity ensues. Amid fighting and partying and hanging out with girls, Poet realizes the Hell’s Angels are too strict for him. Hell’s Angel Sonny Barger was a technical advisor for the film and made some appearances.

Easy Rider. Duh.

Hell’s Angels. Okay, so it’s really a war movie. But Howard Hughes made it for a ton of money — even refilming after he was halfway done to add that newfangled technology, sound, to the picture. But here it is! 1930! Hell’s Angels!

I know that’s a pathetically short list. Consider it an invitation to add other biker flicks. And please don’t mention “Breaking Away.”

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