The Decline Of Western Civilization Pts. 1 & 3 W/ Director Penelope Spheeris In Person!

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The Hollywood Theater in Dormont says
Acclaimed director Penelope Spheeris will be our guest at the Hollywood Theater, here to present Parts I and III of her landmark documentary trilogy The Decline of Western Civilization, Parts I and III, recently digitally remastered and touring art house theaters around the country.

Ms. Spheeris launched her career by producing short subjects for Saturday Night Live, and directed a wide variety of films, including Wayne's World, Suburbia, The Little Rascals, Dudes, and Black Sheep.

The Decline of Western Civilization was perceived as shocking and outrageous at the time of its original release in 1981 and its two follow-up films were no less extraordinary and revealing.

Part 1 covers the early punk scene and includes X, the Germs, Fear, the Alice Bag Band and the Circle Jerks. Part 2, released in 1988 and subtitled "The Metal Years," takes an ironic approach to the heyday of hair metal, featuring Poison, Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS, and Alice Cooper. Part 3, which premiered in 1998 but never received a proper release, focuses on homeless street kids known as gutterpunks and includes the bands Naked Aggression and Final Conflict.

Friday, November 6
8pm - The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
10pm-ish - The Decline of Western Civilization III (1998)
Doors open at 7:00pm.

Tickets $12 all seats

Pittsburgh City Paper co-editor and critic Al Hoff will host the Q&A.
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By: The Hollywood Theater in Dormont

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