The Decline of Western Civilization M

Documentary | Feature
United States | 100 mins | 1981
Tags Punk

The spirit of American Punk Rock.

No film captures the energy and attitude of American Punk Rock better than Penelope Spheeris’ famous documentary. Filmed in seedy Los Angeles bars in 1979-80, “Decline” is a pulsating mix of live footage and amazingly candid interviews. Black Flag, X, Circle Jerks, Germs, Fear and Alice Bag Band (with future Gun Club members Terry Graham and Rob Ritter) feature in an electrifying record of American punk at its white-hot peak. This will be played loud!

"Valuable rock history with some great noise". (Time Out, London)

Director Penelope Spheeris | Screenwriter Penelope Spheeris | Producer Jeff Prettyman, Penelope Spheeris | Cinematographer Steven Conant | Editor Charlie Mullin