18 and over
THEORY OF OBSCURITY: A FILM ABOUT THE RESIDENTS tells the story of, well, The Residents: a renegade sound and video collective from San Francisco. Their story spans more than 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.
For THEORY OF OBSCURITY the filmmakers interviewed artists The Residents inspired like Les Claypool from Primus and Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons. Plus, fans who adore them, and industry leaders who claim The Residents are “the best experimental art band of all time.” All of these pieces come together to form a well-rounded tale which is satisfying for audiences who already know part of The Residents story and people who are new to their world. At its heart, this story is about perseverance and chasing your dream.