A new movie about St. Vincent is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival next month. It’s called The Nowhere Inn. It starts Annie Clark and Carrie Brownstein — they also co-wrote the film together, and Clark scored it — and it was directed by Bill Benz. It will debut as part of the festival’s Midnight series, which features movies that defy easy genre categorization, and judging by the movie’s description, that makes sense:
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.
St. Vincent recently worked with Brownstein on Sleater-Kinney’s new album The Center Won’t Hold.
A couple other music-related movies will also have their debut at Sundance. A Taylor Swift documentary called Miss Americana, which was directed by Lana Wilson, will screen on the first day of the festival. Swift previously mentioned the existence of the doc — which is eventually headed to Netflix — as part of her feud with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. And an Oprah-produced documentary about sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons will also premiere at Sundance — after that, it’s going to Apple TV+. And a documentary about the Go-Gos, which will end up on Showtime, will also be at Sundance.
See the full list of Sundance features here.