KEXP Suggests: Director Penelope Spheeris at SIFF 9/18

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SIFF is screening two of Penelope Spheeris' directorial masterpieces, Decline of Western Civilization Part 1 and Wayne's World on Friday, September 18th as part of their highly anticipated annual Women in Cinema showcase, which kicks off this week.

The former is an intimate documentary that covers the late '70s Los Angeles punk rock scene, and prominently features some of our favorites -- Alice Bag Band, Germs, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, X, Fear, and Circle Jerks. The latter is a hilarious comedy that follows long time "Saturday Night Live" duo Wayne and Garth as they work to make it big time with their public access TV show. Both films are cultural phenomenons and are definitely must-sees this weekend at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Party on!Spheeris is scheduled to attend and introduce the screenings as well as participate in a Q&A moderated by Lynn Shelton, one of the Seattle area's most prominent film directors.

Decline of Western Civilization, Part 1 and Wayne's World will be screened at 6:30 and 9.00 p.m., respectively, Friday night at SIFF Cinema Uptown. $12 general admission, $7 SIFF members. Find tickets here.

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