Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Jul 24, 2015
7:30pm

Double Feature! Director Penelope Spheeris & Special Guests In Person!
SUBURBIA / THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART III
Discussion between films with director Penelope Spheeris, daughter Anna Fox, singers Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Off!) and Eyeball (The Resistance, seen in DECLINE III), moderated by Domenic Priore.
SUBURBIA
1984, New World, 94 min, USA, Dir: Penelope Spheeris

Director Penelope Spheeris’ first feature after the original DECLINE film is a harrowing trip through a blighted suburban wasteland where feral punk kids form their own surrogate communal family. Shot in an actual L.A. housing project that had been vacated and earmarked for demolition.


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THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART III
1998, Bleeding Lights Film Group, 87 min, USA, Dir: Penelope Spheeris

Like her two previous DECLINE films, Part III showcases aggro bands such as Final Conflict and Naked Aggression. But like SUBURBIA, it’s also a teen odyssey, this time through the back alleys of Hollywood, turf inhabited by a new breed of homeless “gutter punks.” Astonishingly, what emerges from behind these kids’ boastful tales of drugs and debauchery is an achingly poignant vision of intelligent, talented youth consigned to the scrap heap by abusive parents and an obsessively conformist society.


Screening formats: 35mm (SUBURBIA) and DCP (THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART III). SUBURBIA print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Jul 24, 2015 • 7:30pm