St. Vincent has collaborated on a movie about herself with Carrie Brownstein, and it’s coming to the Sundance Film Festival next year. The Nowhere Inn was directed by Bill Benz (Portlandia) and written by Brownstein and Annie Clark (St. Vincent’s real name). Clark plays herself, and Brownstein attempts to make a concert documentary about her. Per the film’s description, it sounds like an appropriately satirical and surreal affair:
“When St. Vincent sets out to make a documentary about her music, the goal is to both reveal and revel in the unadorned truth behind her on-stage persona. But when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre.”
The Nowhere Inn was categorized as a “concert tour film” when it was announced back in April of this year. According to early reports, the script “follows heightened versions of [St. Vincent and Brownstein] as they interact with assistants, bandmates, music journalists and, of course, fans.”
St. Vincent was excited to reveal the film’s Sundance premiere via social media. And this won’t be Clark and Brownstein’s first collab; St. Vincent also produced the most recent Sleater-Kinney album, The Center Won’t Hold.
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) December 4, 2019