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.