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‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ (1981)

Rough Trade, Nottingham

2 September 2015 · 7:00pm

Rough Trade, Nottingham, 5 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ · Get directions

Certificate: 18

‘The Decline of Western Civilization is an American documentary film filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene and was directed by Penelope Spheeris. In 1981, the LAPD Chief of Police Daryl Gates wrote a letter demanding the film not be shown again in L.A. Over the years the film has gained cult status.’

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