IFC Films has previewed the new Bill Benz-directed film, which stars St. Vincent, Brownstein, and Dakota Johnson. The film sees the rockers playing fictional versions of themselves as they attempt to create a documentary about St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark). The film begins “as a straightforward glimpse into an artist’s life and career” and gradually morphs “into something altogether different – and strange.”
It opens with what appears to be some quintessential music doc footage before Clark says, “Why was the movie never completed? Let’s start at the beginning.” As the trailer continues, it gets more and more subversive and twisted. It seems that St. Vincent gets lost in her persona in the clip, and at one point she even says, “Let’s only document things I can control.”
Watch the trailer for The Nowhere Inn below.
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“You’re nerdy and normal in real life, but the disparity between that and who you are on stage as St. Vincent is jarring,” Brownstein complains in the clip. “I can be St. Vincent all the time, so that I can be a little bit more interesting,” Clark replies.
Not only is St. Vincent making her big screen debut, but she even contributes all of the music in The Nowhere Inn.
The Nowhere Inn premieres on September 17th in theatres and on video on demand.
Back in May, Brownstein and St. Vincent shared a teaser for the mockumentary. It sees St. Vincent looking directly in the camera and saying:
“It was supposed to be a music documentary – concert footage, interviews… I wanted people to know who I really am. One of the reasons why I wanted to make a documentary in the first place is because I would finally be in control of the narrative. A small part of me was starting to second guess itself. Why was the movie never completed? All I can say is that somewhere along the way things went terribly wrong.”