Decline Of Western Civilization Hits Sundance

Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris, the director who brought us "Wayne's World" and "Black Sheep" is getting back to her roots.

Spheeris recently screened her latest documentary that delves into the world of punk, "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part III" [400k QuickTime] at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The auteur got her start in 1979 with the first "Decline," a documentary film about the Los Angeles punk scene.

In "Decline III," Spheeris examines L.A.'s current punk scene, through the fans and bands such as Naked Aggression, Final Conflict, and Litmus Green.

MTV News caught up with Spheeris at Sundance and to determine just how much has changed in the scene.

"Actually, it's freaky, because the punks today, they look exactly the same. It's like the figured out the whole thing down to the detail from 1977, in terms of just their look. And I think, how are they different? Well,

the music sounds quite a bit the same and the lyrics are quite political still. I dunno', they're just like little thirteen year olds. It's the wave thing. It's the same thing happening again. It's the way music is" [400k QuickTime]

Spheeris is still looking for a distributor for "Decline III." Her newest film, "Senseless" starring Marlon Wayans and David Spade opens in theaters this month.