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Art House Film Night: The Decline of Western Civilization

  • Ojai Underground Exchange 1016 West Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA, 93023 United States (map)

Join us Sunday, March 18th for our movie night! The Decline of Western Civilization is a 1981 American documentary filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene and was directed by Penelope Spheeris. Featuring concert footage of Los Angeles punk bands and interviews both with band members, the publishers of Slash fanzine, and with the punks who made up their audience, the film offers a look into a subculture that was largely ignored by the rock music press of the time. In 1981, the LAPD Chief of Police Daryl Gates wrote a letter demanding the film not be shown again in L.A.
In 2016, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, as it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The film will begin at 7:00, and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Beverages are also available for donation, and there is complimentary popcorn!

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Earlier Event: March 18
Sound Bath
Later Event: March 22
Songwriter Night