A bracing, stimulating and technically superb close-up look at the LA punk scene, pic is pitched at a perfect distance to allow for simultaneous engagement in the music and spectacle, and for rueful contemplation of what it all might mean.

— Variety

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This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with Drip (records).

With a performance by fk mt.

Director: Penelope Spheeris

The essential punk film. Before Wayne’s World legendary filmmaker Penelope Spheeris made her mark with this extraordinary portrait of Los Angeles’ punk scene. Featuring rare footage of the Alice Bag Band, Germs, Circle Jerks, X, Black Flag, D ecline is also a rare portrait of legendary musicians off the clock – discussing their hopes, dreams and lifestyle.

fk mt. (pronounced f*ck mountain) is a fuzzed-out stoner pop band from Columbia, reminiscent of bands like early Silverchair and Nirvana. Mixing grunge and indie punk, their songs are loaded with reverb, fuzz, and heavy, catchy riffs, accompanied by melodic and fraught vocals.

1981. USA. 100 min. This film is not yet rated by the MPAA.