The Nowhere Inn

Comedy Drama


St Vincent, a music performer, engages her best friend to make a documentary about the life of the pop singer and songwriter on tour.

"The Nowhere Inn" is a character study of the entertainer and the person behind her, and the observations are caustic. Concert performances show that audience adulation of the star is earned, but the documentary maker struggles to reconcile the on-stage and off-stage personas. She soon becomes increasingly estranged from the vapid personality who was her best friend. The superstar lifestyle is well-imagined and we're unsurprised to see how social media scrutiny dictates every pose is performance perfect. Shooting a star.C

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2021
91 mins