Rare Chance to See “The Decline of Western Civilization” at LACMA if You Want to Gamble

This Friday, April 18 at 7:30pm LACMA will be screening Penelope Spheeris’ 1981 documentary, “The Decline of Western Civilization.” Spheeris’s “groundbreaking documentary captures some of the scene’s seminal bands at their sweaty, ferocious peak, onstage and off. From OC hardcore progenitors Black Flag and Circle Jerks to Hollywood heavyweights Germs, X, and the intensely provocative Fear…”

The film has not been made available on DVD and is rarely screened, so the tickets are already sold out. If you are hardcore, there are seats available on standby only. The line-up will begin 2 hours beforehand, and seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis IF any seats become available. Spheeris, Lee Ving, and other guests “to be announced” will be in attendance.

LACMA, Bing Theater
$3 Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID; $5 general admission
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Elise Thompson

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Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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2 Responses to Rare Chance to See “The Decline of Western Civilization” at LACMA if You Want to Gamble

  1. I remember being startled by hearing the N word said so casually when I first watched this… And I’m from the south!

  2. I know the guy who said it. He is biracial and I think was looking to shock.

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