5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018

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Documentary / Music

18+
87 minutes

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Director/Screenwriter:
Don Hardy

Producers:
Barton Bishoff, Josh Keppel, Don Hardy

Cast:
Les Claypool, Penn Jillette, Matt Groening

Website:
residentsmovie.com

Twitter:
@residentsmovie

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Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

USA, 2015 : International Premiere
Archives 2015
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THEORY OF OBSCURITY tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective from San Francisco, The Residents. A story that spans over 40 years and is clouded in mystery, many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. The Residents have released more than 60 albums, and always perform wearing masks and costumes creating legendary stage shows now seen as works of art. The multimedia pioneers led the way in home recording, video production, animation, CD-Rom, laserdisc, podcasts, webseries and music videos.

For this documentary the filmmakers interviewed artists [The Residents'] inspired like Les Claypool from Primus and Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, and were granted unprecedented access to the groups’ archival materials and recent world tour celebrating their 40th anniversary.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
SXSW Film Festival 2015

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY:
Don Hardy is the co-founder of KTF Films, a documentary production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

screened with a short film

Peter On Your Mind

USA, 2015, 3 Minutes, Director Joe Pickett

Larry pierce, the raunchiest country music singer in america, confronts a cheating wife, his painful memories, and every country music video cliché known to man.