<small>Our Favorites <br>& How to Watch Them:</small><br><b>Penelope Spheeris</b>

Our Favorites
& How to Watch Them:

Penelope Spheeris

Art by Jenna Newton (@jennnanewton)
Letter by Sarah Walker (@swalks)


Wayne’s World (1992): Have you not seen Wayne’s World yet? Okay, essentially it’s a movie about public access television and headbangers and joy and has the best, unrepeatable fourth-wall breaking ending of all time. 



The Decline of Western Civilization (1981): How many documentaries are so good that the LAPD Police Chief writes a letter demanding they never be shown in L.A. again? And then end up being one of the few films to be preserved by the Library of Congress’s National Registry  for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant? How many films document Los Angeles’s punk in 1979-1980 and then are followed up by two more films documenting the heavy metal scene in the 80s and then the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teens in the late 90s? You guessed it smarties, it’s The Decline of Western Civilization and it’s GREAT.