Get What You Want | The Decline Of Western Civilization

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Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art says
The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 MA 15+
Filmed in Los Angeles in 1979-80, The Decline of Western Civilisation is regularly cited as a masterpiece of punk cinema. Director Penelope Spheeris and her punks revel in the freedom of their madness — eschewing the Reagan era conservatism and ever softening commercial pop in favour of their alternate universe of makeshift clubs filled with hostility, violence, and raw energy.

1.00pm (100 mins) GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed


The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years 1988 M
In her follow-up to the 1981 punk rock documentary, Spheeris turned the lens on a decadent Los Angeles heavy metal scene. Composed of live performance footage and notorious interviews with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Ozzy Osbourne, Spheeris captures extravagances unlike anything the world had seen.

3.00pm (93 mins) GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

Find out more about the 'Get What You Want: Music Cinema' program http://bit.ly/2aAKcTy Presented in conjunction with the 2016 Brisbane Festival
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By: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art