THEORY OF OBSCURITY: A FILM ABOUT THE RESIDENTS

Expected to Attend: Editorial Consultant Chris Combs

NYC PREMIERE In their 40-year career, the members of the pioneering sound and video collective known as The Residents have insisted on absolute anonymity, performing in distinctive giant eyeball masks and natty suits, and never revealing their true identities. In Don Hardy’s entertaining, accessible film, longtime collaborators, ardent supporters like The Simpsons’ Matt Groening, magician Penn Jillette and MoMA’s Barbara London – and maybe even band members themselves – reveal the history, cult popularity and wild creativity of the eccentric group, set against the spectacle of their international anniversary tour.

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Sonic Cinema

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Director: Don Hardy
Producer: Don Hardy, Barton John Bishoff, and Josh Keppel
Cinematographer: Don Hardy, Barton John Bishoff, and Josh Keppel
Editor: Don Hardy, Barton John Bishoff
Music: The Residents
Running Time: 87
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2015