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The Decline of the Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

Film

Decline of the Western Civilization II

MA 15+
Strong coarse language, sexual refernces

Decline of the Western Civilization Trilogy

6 Mar - 13 Mar

The second installment of Penelope Spheeris' trilogy and homage punk music, The Metal Years documents the birth of hair metal which has evolved from the anarchic L.A. punk and hardcore scene.

Screens in trilogy with The Decline of the Western Civilization Part I and Part III.

  • After covering the gritty underground punk rock scene Spheeris went into Hollywood nightclubs to record the fans and musicians at the centre of the Hollywood Hair Metal scene which rose up during the Regan years. Featuring the likes of Kiss, W.A.S.P., Megadeath, and Ozzy Osbourne, all the excess, buffoonery, lycra and big hair are on hilarious display in The Decline of the Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years.

    "Spheeris manages to locate the comedian in every musician she interviewed." Pitchfork