The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2

Mississippi Records, Wyrd War, and the Hollywood Theatre present a digital restoration of THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART 2: THE METAL YEARS with director Penelope Spheeris in attendance!

THE METAL YEARS (1988): In the mid ’80s, a new scene took over the Los Angeles nightlife—Heavy Metal. Loud, rude, sexy, sexist, and anti-authoritarian. THE METAL YEARS takes an in-depth look at rabid fans, desperate groupies, and wannabe rock stars. 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?” Featuring interviews with Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne, and performances by Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin, and Megadeth.


Saturday, August 8