The Eyes Scream: A History of the Residents

1990, 48:45 min, color, sound

This irreverent pseudo-documentary about the band The Residents blends comedy with live clips, music videos, interviews and documentary footage. Spanning the years 1972 to 1990, and including clips from the recent album The King and Eye and fragments of the band's "media mercenary" work, the program romps through established notions of pop culture, the music industry and the nature of musical invention, replacing them with the iconoclastic vision of The Residents.

Director: John Sanborn. With: Penn & Teller. Producer: Debbie Lepsinger. Produced by The Cryptic Corporation.