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SU18 Festival Film | The Decline of Western Civilization Pt. II: The Metal Years w/ Director Intro

  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Sound Unseen is proud to present a special screening of director Penelope Spheeris' The Decline of Western Civilization Pt. II: The Metal Years, featuring an intro from Spheeris.

Sponsored by Extreme Noise Records, 89.3 The Current, CIMM Festival

Screening date: Wed. November 8, 2017
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $15 at the door
Category: Special Presentation
Run Time/Year/Country: 93 min, 1988, United States


In the mid 80's a new scene took over the Los Angeles nightlife--Heavy Metal. Loud, rude, sexy, sexist and anti-authoritarian, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years features interviews with some of the music industry's hardest rockers like Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Penelope Spheeris' The Metal Years takes an in-depth look at rabid fans, desperate groupies, and wanna-be rock stars that go so far as to threaten suicide if they don't "make it." The film also portrays the harsh reality of the music business, where everyone's dream to become a star can't possibly come true.  It's a real life "Spinal Tap" that makes us look back and ask, "What the hell were we doing?" Featuring performances by Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Megadeth.