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The Decline of Western Civilization
Director Penelope Spheeris's blistering depiction of the early 1980s Los Angeles punk remains a classic in the cult film cannon, despite never being available on DVD. Spheeris's groundbreaking documentary captures some of the scene's most seminal bands at their sweaty, ferocious peak, onstage and off.
The fascinating eccentricities of the Beales – widow "Big Edie" and "Little Edie," her flamboyant daughter – are forever preserved in this bittersweet cinéma vérité classic, newly restored by the Criterion Collection and the Academy Film Archive and screening in a brand-new DCP.