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Documentary about The Residents in the works

Since their beginnings back in the 70s, The Residents have amazed and confused those who heard their strange variety of music. Theory of Obscurity is a film about this strange avant-garde arts collective, and it's now in post production.

by Jon Davis, Published 2014-10-17

The Residents obscurities unearthedIn 2013, the filmmakers ran a successful IndieGoGo campaign to fund the production. From the pitch:

Hello good people. We are Don, Bart and Josh - the filmmakers behind Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents. We've been working on this film for about a year now. We shot a bunch of shows on the 40th Anniversary WoW Tour in the US and Europe and we have interviewed more than 40 people who are connected to The Residents universe...fellow musicians, critics, fans, artists...the whole enchilada.
We've also earned the trust of The Residents management team at The Cryptic Corporation. The Cryptics have opened up their vaults to us and we've unearthed some real treasures. We're looking forward to sharing them with all of you.

The film is not quite done yet, and they're still taking tax-deductible donations. See their website below for details.


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http://residentsmovie.com

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