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St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, The Nowhere Inn
The Nowhere InnCourtesy of IFC Films

Watch St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein in the trailer for The Nowhere Inn

‘It was supposed to be a music doc but somewhere along the way, things went terribly wrong’

The first full trailer for St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein’s meta music mockumentary, The Nowhere Inn, has finally arrived ahead of its September 17 release date. Premiered at Sundance last year, the film sees the Sleater-Kinney musician join Annie Clark as fictionalised versions of themselves, with Brownstein filming a concert documentary that quickly spirals out of control.

“I wanted people to know who I really am,” St. Vincent says in the trailer. “I would finally be in control of my narrative... Why was the movie never completed? All I can say, is that somewhere along the way, things went terribly wrong.”

“From real-life friends Annie Clark and Carrie Brownstein comes the metafictional account of two creative forces banding together to make a documentary about St. Vincent’s music, touring life, and public persona,” adds a statement from IFC films. “But they quickly discover unpredictable forces lurking within subject and filmmaker that threaten to derail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives.”

Written by Brownstein and Clark, The Nowhere Inn is directed by Bill Benz, the filmmaker behind the visuals for St. Vincent’s “Pay Your Way In Pain” and “The Melting Of The Sun”. Both singles featured on the musician’s most recent record, Daddy’s Home. Clarke also oversaw the production of Sleater-Kinney’s latest album, 2019’s The Center Won’t Hold.

Announcing the new trailer via Instagram, Carrie Brownstein writes: “A fever dream of a film and a dream to get to make this with friends.” The musician is also set to write and direct a forthcoming biopic on the Seattle rock band Heart.

Watch the trailer for The Nowhere Inn below. The film will be released in cinemas and via streaming September 17.