Sound Unseen is proud to present a special screening of the groundbreaking first film from director Penelope Spheeris, The Decline of Western Civilization, featuring a post film Q&A with Spheeris.
Sponsored by Extreme Noise Records, 89.3 The Current, CIMM Festival
Screening date: Wed. November 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $15 at the door
Category: Special Presentation
Run Time/Year/Country: 100 min, 1981, United States
Their message is brutally clear: Destroy the old and make way for the new. This is the punk's violent revolution; Their lawless world. This is The Decline of Western Civilization: Part I, A Riveting, unflinching account of the punk rock phenomenon and its alienated, reactionary subculture. This fierce, bleak portrait documents L.A.'s infamous punk bands as they perform on stage and discuss their lives, music and philosophy off stage. Through interviews with punk fans, music critics and club owners, it is a crucial, compelling statement of the most significant and influential youth movement and musical transformation of the past 3 decades. It is perhaps a prophetic glimpse of the forces that will inherit our world.... featuring X, CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG, FEAR, CATHOLIC DISCIPLINE, GERMS AND ALICE BAG BAND.