The Decline of Western Civilization Part 1

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USA | 1981 | 100 minutes | Penelope Spheeris

October 22, 2015

SIFF Film Center | One Show Only
Director Penelope Spheeris goes inside the late '70s punk scene in L.A.–including the bands Germs, Black Flag, X, Fear, and Circle Jerks–for a riveting and unflinching documentary that captured a major cultural phenomenon, and launched an iconic film trilogy.

Don't miss the rest of the Decline Trilogy:
Oct 24, Northwest Film Forum: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years | Hosted by Ben Gibbard
Oct 26, SIFF Film Center: The Decline of Western Civilization, Part III

  • Director: Penelope Spheeris
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1981
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website