The Decline of Western Civilization
Presented with: CHIRP Radio, Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
DIRECTOR: Penelope Spheeris
COUNTRY: United States | 100 min.
SCREENING WITH: Synthesis
A preeminent artifact of American punk and one of the most influential music docs ever made, Spheeris's first feature unflinchingly captures the scene that emerged from Hollywood’s subterranean art culture of the late 1970s and the furor it spawned. Featuring concert footage and memorable interviews with punk pioneers Black Flag, X, the Circle Jerks, Catholic Discipline, Fear, and the sweet, sad, brilliant wreck that was Darby Crash and the Germs.