Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents [DVD] [2015]

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Special Features

  • The Residents first ever live performance
  • Outtakes from The Residents underground epic film Vileness Fats
  • The Residents classic short films:
  • Third Reich and Roll
  • Hello Skinny
  • One Minute Movies
  • New short film for the song "Mellon Collie Lassie"
  • Freak Show DVD animation
  • The Residents found footage internet experiment The Walking Woman
  • The Residents Ultimate Box Set #1 short film
  • Closed Captioned


Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents
This documentary shines a light on the notoriously mysterious art collective known as the Residents. Originally formed in the 1960s, the group has specialized in avant-garde music and multimedia projects, releasing albums, music videos, short films, CD-ROMs, and DVDs. Despite their longevity and prolific output, little is known about the members of the Residents, who have always held on to their anonymity. The doc includes interviews with famous fans such as Matt Groening, Penn Jillette, Les Claypool, and more. Directed by Don Hardy Jr.. ~ Jennifer Lackman, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Matt Groening
    Matt Groening
  • Penn Jillette
    Penn Jillette
  • Les Claypool
    Les Claypool
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    Jerry Harrison
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