Skip to main content
Classics and discoveries from around the world, thematically programmed with special features, on a streaming service brought to you by the Criterion Collection.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
Directed by Penelope Spheeris • 1998 • United States
With the final installment of her DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION trilogy, Penelope Spheeris focuses on the gutter-punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers in Los Angeles. Turning her attention away from the famous musicians profiled in the first two films of the trilogy and toward their fans on the margins of society, Spheeris plumbs the comedy and the tragedy of characters who live by Johnny Rotten’s “No Future” mantra.