Film about The Residents showing for the first time at Austin festival next month
A documentary about The Residents gets its first airing at Austin, Texas’s SXSW festival next month. Called The Theory Of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents, it tells the history of the group through archival and new footage, plus interviews with Devo’s Jerry Casale, Chris Cutler, Dean Ween, Matt Groening and others.
Made in collaboration with The Residents' management group The Cryptic Corporation, the film also draws material from the group’s own archives. The Theory Of Obscurity was successfully crowdfunded via Indiegogo at the end of December 2013, raising more than $40,000 to cover the costs of handling and converting archival footage, and post-production. Watch a trailer below.