A trio of filmmakers have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund a new, exhaustive documentary about the long-running and anonymous art-rock unit The Residents. Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the The Residents will feature interviews with, among others, Les Claypool of Primus, Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller, The Simpsons creator Matt Groenig, Jerry Casale of Devo, and Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. The new documentary also contains footage its creators captured while following The Residents on their 40th anniversary tour across the US and Europe. The film is being made with the blessing of the group’s management company, The Cryptic Corporation, who gave the filmmakers “unprecedented access to the group’s vast archives.”
Watch the pitch from the people behind Theory of Obscurity, followed by some footage from the forthcoming film, below. Also, check out the movie’s website for more information and more videos.