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SU16: MN Premiere of "Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents"

  • McNally Smith College of Music 19 East Exchange Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

This film is an official selection of the Sound Unseen 16 Film & Music Festival.

Date: Fri. Nov. 13, 2015
Time: 9:15pm
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
Price: $10 advance/$12 at the door

Film synopsis:

“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. They always perform wearing masks and costumes, which is part of their magic. At its heart, this story is about perseverance and chasing your dream. The Residents never caved to convention. They never compromised. They’ve followed their muse for decades and thousands of fans have hung on for the ride. Along the way they’ve also inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice. (Synopsis provided by SXSW.)

DIR: Don Hardy, USA, 2015, 87 min.

Sponsored by: McNally Smith College of Music, Tito’s Vodka and Visit Saint Paul

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