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The Decline Of Western Civilization Screening + Director Q&A!
Sweat Records + O Cinema’s Music Movie Series continues with a very special screening of 1981 cult classic documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, with a post-screening Q&A with director Penelope Spheeris via Skype! Get your tickets now at http://bit.ly/declinemiami
An intimate look at the punk subculture of the 1980s, this Penelope Spheeris documentary captures more of the ambiance of the time than outstanding examples of the music subculture itself.
Penelope Spheeris’ THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION was perceived as shocking and outrageous at the time of its original release in 1981. Today, museums and educational institutions around the world present them as a historically significant works of art. Featuring some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time – Germs, Black Flag, X, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne, these riveting, unflinching and hard-core films adeptly captured the spirit of a major cultural phenomenon.
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: 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…. Witness THE DECLINE.