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Theory Of Obscurity A Film About The Residents
The docunmentary is about the infamously anonymous avant-garde pop group will have its world premiere at the festival on March 14th. It depicts the Residents’ singular 40-year career that is clouded in mystery, marked by anonymity as much as eccentricity.
5 March 1955, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
15 February 1954, Portland, Oregon, USA
28 July 1948, Ravenna, Ohio, USA
21 February 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
29 September 1963, Richmond, California, USA
March 20, 2015There's plenty of eye and ear-catching stimulation in this survey of the Residents' 40-year career.
May 18, 2016Stuffed with examples of the nose-thumbing spirit that has sustained their popularity despite the bandmates' refusal to reveal their individual identities, the film is a fine primer for the curious.
May 18, 2016The task of parsing the meaning behind all their conceptual madness is left to a small but faithful army of fans, who speak lovingly of the band's devotion to art at the expense of commercial success.
January 03, 2016Music documentary offers exposure to The Residents, but it's mostly for fans
March 03, 2016The film is a must-see for those who want to be introduced to the band, even if part way through you may find that you've hit your limit.
March 17, 2016We hear statements of admiration for the band from such longtime fans as Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) and "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening. But there is precious little context or critical thinking to make one truly care.