- 19 May 21
The art film was initially supposed to be a music documentary, but "somewhere along the way, things went terribly wrong”...
Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney have shared the trailer for their upcoming film The Nowhere Inn. The film will be coming to cinemas and on-demand later this year.
The two musicians co-wrote, produced, and starred in the project, which was announced initially in 2019 after the pair teamed up on a series of mock interview segments to promote St. Vincent's album MASSEDUCTION.
Me and my bestie made a bananas art film...it was supposed to be a music doc but somewhere along the way, things went terribly wrong.
Your first look at Carrie Brownstein & I in #TheNowhereInn. In theaters & on demand Sept. 17!!
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) May 18, 2021
The Nowhere Inn premiered at Sundance Film festival in 2020, and was directed by Bill Benz – who has recently helmed two videos for St. Vincent ('Down' and 'Pay Your Way In Pain'). It will land on Apple TV later this year in addition to a theatrical release.
The trailer for the movie, which also stars Dakota Johnson as herself, sees Clark being filmed by Sleater-Kinney‘s Brownstein while out on the road in support of ‘MASSEDUCTION’.
“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,” Clark says in the clip, before things get distinctly surreal.
An official description of the film reads: “From real-life friends Annie Clark (a.k.a. GRAMMY award-winning recording and touring artist St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney) comes the metafictional account of two creative forces banding together to make a documentary about St. Vincent’s music, touring life, and on-stage persona.
“But they quickly discover unpredictable forces lurking within the subject and filmmaker that threaten to derail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives.”
Watch the trailer below, and purchase our latest flip-cover issue of Hot Press to read our full cover story with St. Vincent.