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St. Vincent and Sleater-Kinney collaborate for new film


Music and cinema combine as Annie Clark – more commonly known as St.Vincent – and Sleater-Kinney‘s Carrie Brownstein, have released the first look at their brand forthcoming film, The Nowhere Inn.

The new film from the two musicians is described as “a 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 subject and filmmaker that threaten to detail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives”. 

“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,” St.Vincent tweeted along with the release of the new trailer. 

Written by, produced and starring the two musicians, the collaborative film was first announced in 2019 during the promotion of St.Vincent’s 2017 album, Masseduction. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020, the film will be finally released in cinemas on September 17 whilst also landing on Apple TV+.

The new trailer comes at the same time as St.Vincent’s new performance video with Bleachers, with the clip featuring a production of the song ‘What’d I Do With All This Faith?’ taken from the band’s latest album Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night. 

The brand new meta-fictional film shows the two musicians playing fictionalised versions of themselves trying to make a documentary. Both Clark and Brownstein are frequent collaborators, so this isn’t their first rodeo, with Clark having appeared on several episodes of Brownstein’s sketch comedy Portlandia, as well as producing Sleater-Kinney’s 2019 album, The Center Won’t Hold.

Also starring Dakota Johnson, The Nowhere Inn is set for release on September 17th 2021.