Austin Film Society: Penelope Spheeris:
In this 1988 sequel, Spheeris continues to record the L.A. rock scene, this time with an eye turned toward the hair-metal bands of the Eighties, including Aerosmith, W.A.S.P., and Kiss. The theme here, kids, is rock & roll excess. Penelope Spheeris will be present to discuss several of her films at four different screenings on Friday and Saturday, moderated by local lunatic and punk scholar Zack Carlson. For our story on the restoration of the films, see "Punk Trilogy Gets a Re-release
," Screens, July 17.