The Decline of Western Civilization, Part I: The Punk Years is still, decades after its initial release, one of the most compulsively watchable music documentaries of all time. And this weekend, you can experience it at Stardust, with real live music added to the mix.
Released in 1981, Decline was filmed by a young pre-Wayne’s World Penelope Spheeris and captured kinetic and chaotic performances of Black Flag, the Germs, X and Fear as well as dozens of band interviews and fans alike.
Decline screens on Saturday November 20 at 7 p.m. at Stardust Video, courtesy of the Modern Music Movement curatorial chops. The film will be screened outside, so bring a chair.
Also performing that night are sets by local bands Fond (think Helmet, Melvins sludge) and Fond-offshoot Vestis.
Coverage is $5 at the door.
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