The Decline of Western Civilization

  • Tues Nov 1
The Decline of Western Civilization

with filmmaker Penelope Spheeris via Skype
Q & A facilitated by Prof Tom McEnaney (Comp Lit)

Penelope Spheeris
Black Flag, X , Fear

The ultimate record of LA’s 80s punk subculture, Decline captured the essence of the scene, providing a front row seat to the mosh pits, violence, humor and anti-establishment view of the world, as well as unparalleled access to some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time, including X, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Fear, and Germs. Largely unknown to the mainstream world at the time, many of the punk bands first seen here have become legendary.


New Digital Restoration
DCP color
1 hour 40 minutes
release year/country
1981 USA