“A Genuine Tribute to Penelope Spheeris Triple Bill”
Friday, May, 8 @ The Castro Theater

The Decline of Western Civilization
7:00 pm

Released in 1981, Rated R, 100 minutes long

Directed by Penelope Spheeris

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The Seminal Punk Classic features jaw-dropping performances by the Germs, X, Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Bag Band, Catholic Discipline, along with brutally honest interviews with the young punks of Los Angeles circa 1980. Spheeris’ stark camerawork captured this moment-in-time better than any film from the era and it’s time to celebrate it in all of its purposeful unglory. Digitially restored picture and sound presented in a brand new DCP restoration courtesy of Spheeris Films. Preceded by a fistful of punk themed 35mm trailers.

**The legend herself will be attending IN PERSON and will be interviewed by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, immediately after the screening!**

Wayne's World
9:30 pm

Released in 1992, Rated PG-13, 94 minutes long

Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Containing Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Alice Cooper

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“We’re not worthy!” Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live join me and the director Penelope Spheeris onstage for her ode to Heavy Metal! Slyly subverting the music industry as it follows two maniacs who host a cable access show in their downstairs basement this side-splitting, four star comedy finds a perfect balance between “stoopid” and profound, yet again proving Spheeris’ unique understanding towards the adolescent youth of America. Come celebrate Wayne & Garth’s magical journey that proves that even Saturday Night Live skit-inspired-flicks can change the world. Preceded by trailers made by Penelope Spheeris

The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years
11:45 pm

Released in 1988, Rated R, 100 minutes long

Directed by Penelope Spheeris

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The Seminal Metal Classic features performances by Lizzy Borden, Faster Pussycat, Seduce, London, Odin and legendary Megadeath. This time around the brutally honest interviews with the young head-bangers of Los Angeles circa late-1980s are even more complicated especially when aligned with some extremely memorable conversations with Metal legends like Alice Cooper, Lemmy of Motörhead, Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of KiSS, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. Spheeris’ again captures a moment-in-time better than any film from the era and it’s time to celebrate it in all of its hair-sprayed glory. Digitally restored picture and sound presented in a brand new DCP restoration courtesy of Spheeris Films. Preceded by a fistful of metal themed 35mm trailers.