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St Vincent, The Nowhere Inn
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Watch the trailer for St Vincent and Carrie Brownstein’s ‘bananas art film’

The musicians’ metafictional music doc, The Nowhere Inn, is set to arrive next month

Annie Clark (AKA St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia fame) have shared a new trailer for their upcoming metafictional music documentary, The Nowhere Inn

Following an initial teaser trailer, released in May, the two-and-a-half minute preview offers a closer look at how the relationship between fictionalised versions of the two musicians gradually spirals out of control, as they run into difficulties while filming on tour.

At one stage in the trailer, Brownstein — who is tasked with creating an authentic documentary about her friend and fellow musician — complains about Clark being “nerdy and normal” in real life, in contrast with her onstage persona. “I can be St. Vincent all the time, so that I can be a little bit more interesting,” Clark offers, before basically going off the deep end.

“(Clark and Brownstein) quickly discover unpredictable forces lurking within subject and filmmaker that threaten to derail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives,” explains a synopsis from IFC films.

Besides starring the pair, The Nowhere Inn is written and co-produced by Clark and Brownstein. Bill Benz — the filmmaker behind videos for St. Vincent’s “Pay Your Way In Pain” and “The Melting Of The Sun” — directs.

Having premiered at last year’s Sundance Festival, the “bananas art film” will arrive in cinemas on September 17, alongside its debut on Apple TV+. Watch the full trailer below.