Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents

Director Don Hardy Jr.
United States / 88 min. / 2015 / English


 

Hidden behind giant eyeballs, The Residents are the most intriguing band that exists. At these heights, however, their identity is kinda irrelevant. The key is the theory, the iconography, the adventure, the impossible ideas and the ingenuity. All there is to know about rock’s greatest weirdoes, with Matt Groening and Chris Cutler applauding.

 

Hidden behind giant eyeballs, The Residents are the most impenetrable band on the face of the planet. Others have hidden their faces before, but not to this level. At this stage, however, their identity is of little consequence (the film dispels the myth: they're neither George Harrison nor David Byrne). The key is the theory, the iconography, the adventure, the impossible ideas and the ingenuity. Everything there is to know about the great retinas of rock is here: their early days in the no-hippie counter-culture, their marketing company – The Cryptic Corporation – with its solitary client, the origin of the name, the cover designs, the videos (the first in history) and the philosophy ("you don't need to know how to do it, just figure out what to do next.") Matt Groening, Les Claypool (Primus), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and Chris Cutler (Henry Cow) applaud them. The Residents continue to tour today, breaking rules, doing whatever they please, a group of freaks for freaks. Keep an eye on 'em. 



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Details
Subtitles
O.V. subtitles in Spanish


Showing format

Participation
in festivals
SXSW.

Leadings
The Residents, Les Claypool, Matt Groening, Jim Knipfel, Jerry Casale, Chris Combs, Jerry Harrison, Penn Jillette, Gary Panter, Steve Seid, Jon Fishman.

Screenwriter(s)
Don Hardy Jr.

Editor(s)
Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy Jr.

Camera
Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy Jr., Josh Keppel

Sound designer
Philip Perkins

Music Composer
The Residents

Producer
Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy Jr., Josh Keppel

Film company
KTF Films

Film distributor

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