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AFS Presents: THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
August 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - August 29, 2015 @ 6:44 am
Penelope Spheeris joins us LIVE for two nights to present THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION trilogy. We’re also screening SUBURBIA, a masterpiece of not only punk cinema, but of the cinema of disaffected and alienated youth everywhere.
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
USA, 1981, DCP, 100 min., B&W/Color
“A bracing, stimulating and technically superb close-up look at the LA punk scene.” – Variety
Penelope Spheeris’ documentary about the early ‘80s hardcore punk scene in LA helped to sow the seeds of many other such music scenes around the country. The farther away we get from the times chronicled in the film, the more we can see it as not only a thrilling, compelling and often funny story of the people who made the scene go, but as a hugely important historical record of the development of an independent punk scene, with all the difficulties and triumphs that go with it. Featuring The Germs, Fear, Black Flag, X and others.