Theory Of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents

Director Don Hardy Jr.
Genre Documentary
Runtime 87 minutes
Country of Origin USA
Language English
Supplier Film Movement
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - SXSW 2015
Release Date In theatres on April 8, 2016


Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents. A story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. Our film takes viewers inside this incredibly private group with unprecedented access to their archives and their recent 40th anniversary tour. The Residents have released more than 60 albums, performed all over the world and inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice. Now, our film will introduce The Residents to a whole new generation.

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Cast & Credits

Penn Jillette Penn Jillette
Jerry Casale
Les Claypool
Chris Combs
Jon Fishman
Matt Groening
Jerry Harrison

Press & Articles

“SXSW Film Review: ‘Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents’” - Variety

Theory Of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents

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June 10-12, 2016 Regina, SK RPL Film Theatre

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