The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
Presented with: CHIRP Radio, Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
DIRECTOR: Penelope Spheeris
COUNTRY: United States | 86 min.
SCREENING WITH: The National Rehabilitation Center
Introduced by Chaz Ebert and Penelope Spheeris! Largely unseen for nearly two decades after its brief release, the third installment of Spheeris's Decline trilogy chronicles homeless teenage "gutter punks" living on the streets of Los Angeles and explores her relationship with one such kid, called Eyeball. While retaining the LA music frame of its predecessors, Decline III is as much about a generation deeply alienated from mainstream society, and Spheeris’s own journey toward becoming a foster parent to her once-blighted subjects.