2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents

Saturday, March 14
1:00PM - 2:27PM

Violet Crown Cinema
434 West 2nd St

Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents…a story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. They always perform wearing masks and costumes, which is part of their magic.

At its heart, this story is about perseverance and chasing your dream. The Residents never caved to convention. They never compromised. They’ve followed their muse for decades and thousands of fans have hung on for the ride. Along the way they’ve also inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min

Director: Don Hardy

Executive Producer: Yoshifumi Okuyama, The Noxious Twins

Producer: Don Hardy, Barton John Bishoff, Josh Keppel

Screenwriter: Don Hardy

Cinematographer: Don Hardy, Barton John Bishoff, Josh Keppel

Editor: Don Hardy, Barton John Bishoff

Sound Designer: Philip Perkins

Music: The Residents

Principal Cast: Matt Groening, Les Claypool, Penn Jillette, Jerry Harrison, Gary Panter, Rob Crow, Homer Flynn, Hardy Fox, Jay Clem, John Kennedy


Don Hardy is the co-founder of KTF Films, a documentary production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Don’s films have played to sold-out audiences at prestigious film festivals and have been seen by millions of people around the world.

Sales Agent: Josh Braun/Submarine Entertinment

Public Film Contact
Don Hardy
KTF Films
(408) 368-2784

Publicity Contact
David Magdael



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