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Fri, March 28, 9:15pm

Penelope Spheeris: “The Decline of Western Civilization Part III”

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

A very rare screening of the third film in Spheeris’s Decline trilogy. This 1998 documentary focuses on the “gutterpunk” lifestyle of homeless teenagers in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series


Films Showing:

The Decline of Western Civilization III

(Penelope Spheeris, 1997) 86 min

In the third entry in Spheeris’s vital trilogy, the very title of the series takes on a dark literalism: while the “decline” of the first film was largely a reclamation...