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The Decline of Western Civilization
Friday, April 18 | 7:30 pm 
*Special guests: Penelope Spheeris, Lee Ving (Fear), Kirsten Patches (Naked Aggression), and Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Bad Religion).
Moderator: Mark Toscano (Academy Film Archive) 
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Director Penelope Spheeris’s blistering depiction of the early 1980s Los Angeles punk scene remains a classic in the cult film canon, despite never being available on DVD. Spheeris’s groundbreaking documentary captures some of the scene’s most 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 seminally provocative Fear, Spheeris offers a mosher’s-eye view of the era’s greats. Spheeris also grants ample screen time to the fans and fellow travelers of this “high speed, high volume” scene, interviewing them with unflinching directness. 

1981, 100 minutes, color and black and white, 35mm | Directed by Penelope Spheeris; with Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs and X.

*Q&A between both screenings.

The Decline of Western Civilization: Part III

Friday, April 18 | 9:40 pm 
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New 35mm print

Penelope Spheeris returns to the punk scene she first documented in 1981 and finds new bands equally as inflammatory as their predecessors. The powerful final chapter in Spheeris’s Decline of Western Civilization trilogy again not only focuses on these newer underground bands – such as the politically-charged Naked Aggression – but also the concertgoers and club owners that sustain them. Spheeris pays special attention to their fans, particularly the young and homeless “gutterpunks.” Raised in broken homes, they live drink to drink, squatting in derelict Hollywood buildings and panhandling, or “spanging,” on Hollywood Boulevard to get by.  

1998, 86 minutes, color, 35mm | Directed by Penelope Spheeris; with Final Conflict, Litmus Green, Naked Aggression and The Resistance.
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The "Metal Years" panel and screening was fantastic. Here are some excerpts from the lively discussion. Riki Rachtman postulates how the law (not Nirvana) killed the rock scene on the Sunset Strip; and Penelope Spheeris explains why she didn't include Guns N' Roses in the film and why she doesn't like Grunge.
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Vincent Price on the set of Mario Bava’s Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966).
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Have you become an Academy Museum of Motion Pictures supporter yet? Here's your chance to do so and get some amazing stuff! http://bit.ly/MuseumSupporter
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Twitter's new photo feature makes for some creative tweets. Here are 13 awesome photo collages.
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Some of your favorite movie stars on bicycles
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As we enter the music festival season, let’s tip our hats to the original: Woodstock. The film of the 1969 legendary concert won Bob Maurice an Oscar in 1971 for Best Documentary.
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Thanks for the reminder. I think I'll watch this again. I have friends in the movie.
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Great movie poster: The Dark Knight (2008)
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Marlon Brando, before and after the makeup applied on him by the Dick Smith on "The Godfather". His transformational work compelled others to deem Smith "The Godfather of Makeup".
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Saul Bass's signature was as creative as he was.
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