Surreal mockumentary “The Nowhere Inn” starring St. Vincent is out this week

Surreal mockumentary "The Nowhere Inn" starring St. Vincent is out this week

For those who don’t know Annie Clark is the real name behind the very talented musician St. Vincent. And although she is better known for her music and amazing guitar abilities, she is also a filmmaker having appeared in several episodes in Portlandia (2011–2018), being the writer and director of the segment The Birthday Party in horror anthology XX (2017), and she is also announced to be set to direct a new film adaptation of the popular Oscar Wilde‘s gothic horror tale The Picture of Dorian Gray.

With a background like this, a movie like The Nowhere Inn (2020) captivates instantly the attention. In it, St. Vincent sets out to make a documentary about her music, but when she hires a close friend to direct, notions of reality, identity, and authenticity grow increasingly distorted and bizarre.

The movie was created by Annie Clark and her real-life friend Carrie Brownstein, one of the members of indie rock band Sleater-Kinney and also one of the creators of the Portlandia (2011–2018) TV series. Bill Benz, nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for At Home with Amy Sedaris (2017) and Portlandia (2011), and winner of the Independent Spirit Award for Sound of Metal (2019), has been in charge of directing the film.

Annie Clark and Carrie Brownstein star in the mockumentary as the musician and her friend filmmaker. Chris Aquilino, Dakota Johnson, Toko Yasuda, Drew Connick, Rya Kihlstedt, Cass Buggé, Gabriela Flores, Aisha Dee, Becky Poole, Nick Molari, Rachel Rosenbloom, and Michael Bofshever complete the main cast.

The Nowhere Inn (2020) had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020. The film was scheduled to screen at South by Southwest and the Tribeca Film Festival, but both festivals were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2021, IFC Films acquired distribution rights to the film. It is scheduled to be released on September 17, 2021. The soundtrack album composed by Clark will release on the same day.

Watch here the official trailer for The Nowhere Inn (2020)

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