Wayne's World Director to Introduce her Rock Trilogy at Hollywood Theatre

Q&A with Decline of Western Civilization Director Penelope Spheeris

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Director Penelope Spheeris won herself a choice spot in the punk-rock pantheon with 1981’s The Decline of Western Civilization, which documented the rowdy Los Angeles scene that spat Black Flag and the Germs into the world. After journeying into the center of the hair-metal void and finding comedy gold for the 1988 Part II sequel, Spheeris spent a decade directing Hollywood hits like Wayne’s ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

The Decline of Western Civilization

Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris says her L.A. rock trilogy is her life’s work.


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Wayne’s World director Penelope Spheeris earned a choice spot in the punk-rock pantheon by documenting the rowdy Los Angeles scene that spat Black Flag and the Germs into the world in her The    More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

Hotseat: Penelope Spheeris

The filmmaker talks about punk rock and losing her temper.


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Teenage angst has paid off well for Penelope Spheeris. Her breakout film, the remarkable   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

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