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Theory of Obscurity: A Film about the Residents

Feature Documentary
?? min
WHERE: The Hideout  •  Saturday, May 3 @ 2:30 PM (doors), 3:00 PM (start)   •  21+

Theory of Obscurity offers an unparalleled glimpse behind the scenes of the world’s most mysterious band, the Residents. The original DIY-ers, these private eyes have spent the last four decades following an uncompromising vision that blurs the lines between filmmaking, music, graphic arts, and theatre—all while keeping their identities secret. Made in close collaboration with the Residents’ management, the Cryptic Corporation, filmmakers Don Hardy and Barton Bishoff offer a tantalizing mix of never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scenes tour diary and interviews with Devo, Primus, Ween, and Talking Heads.


This is a work-in-progress screening of a film due to be completed in 2015.

Q & A with filmmakers.
PLAYING WITH:  Private Eyes - Meet the Residents
PREMIERE: Rough Cut  DIRECTOR: Don Hardy  COUNTRY: USA
WHERE TO WATCH: The Hideout