Decades ago, the unbridled fun that This Is Spinal Tap had poking fun at overly serious hair metal sparked a whole genre of mockumentary that is still alive and well to this day.
Nowhere Inn, the meta mockumentary, seems poised to carry on that very specific torch with St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein attempting to make a St. Vincent rock documentary, but “ending up” making a “documentary” about making a rock documentary that follows the unraveling of ego and the infectious allure of fame. So, somewhere between This Is Spinal Tap, Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg, Portlandia, and the entire spirit and aesthetic of St. Vincent lies The Nowhere Inn. They may sound like quite a cosmic mix, but, personally, we can’t wait to see it the first chance we get.
See all of this yourself in the official trailer for The Nowhere Inn here, then look for it to stream and play theaters in North America starting Sept. 17th.