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THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PT II: THE METAL YEARS
Wednesday November 8, 9:30 PM
(1988, DCP, 93m) dir Penelope Spheeris present. In the mid 80’s a new scene took over the Los Angeles nightlife–Heavy Metal. Loud, rude, sexy, sexist and anti-authoritarian, “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years” features interviews with some of the music industry’s hardest rockers, like Aeorsmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Penelope Spheeris’ THE METAL YEARS takes an in-depth look at rabid fans, desperate groupies, wanna-be rock stars that go so far as to threaten suicide if they don’t “make it.” The film also portrays the harsh reality of the music business, where everyone’s dream to become a star can’t possibly come true. It’s a real life “Spinal Tap” that makes us look back and ask, “What the hell were we doing?” Performances by Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Megadeth.