Anonymous Club

Danny Cohen · 2022
83min · DCP

Shot on vivid 16mm film over a three-year period, ANONYMOUS CLUB chronicles notoriously shy, Melbourne-based musician Courtney Barnett’s ups and downs on the world tour for her album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Featuring Barnett’s unguarded narration from her audio diary, recorded on a dictaphone provided by filmmaker Danny Cohen, the film delivers frank and unprecedented insight into Barnett’s creative process, the sacrifices and inner conflicts set in motion by fame, and the sometimes dark backdrop to her whimsical, relatably poetic compositions.

“The woozy emotional yearning and meditative flow is aided by the distinct 16mm photography, giving these vignettes and snapshots a timeless, lived-in vitality.” Trace Sauveur, Austin Chronicle

“…reminds us that the music of the best singer-songwriters is inspired by their own feelings—of joy, or sorrow, love or solitude—and can transcend the boundaries between the crowd and the person singing it.” Susannah Gruder, indieWire