The antithesis of a rock biography, Anonymous Club paints a raw and intimate picture of enigmatic singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett – an anti-influencer who is a powerful voice for our times, a recluse acclaimed by audiences the world over and a strong female artist in conflict with herself.
Filmed by Barnett’s regular music video collaborator Danny Cohen, Anonymous Club observes Barnett on tour in Europe, the US and Asia and at home in Melbourne.
In tandem with filming, the notoriously guarded artist records an audio diary on an analogue Dictaphone. These unmediated reflections capture Barnett’s internal struggles – from her own confidence and the pressures of fame, to understanding her place in music and as an artist navigating the world around her.
An inquisitive, introspective indie star gets a doc to match in Danny Cohen’s intimate take on the tour-diary movie
Kevin Harley, Total Film
Inspirational inside-the-head account of Courtney Barnett’s progress circa 2018-21
Andrew Perry, MOJO
A deeply intimate portrait of creativity and anxiety
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, The Guardian
As a meditation on depression, anxiety and touring, Anonymous Club isn’t just valuable viewing for Barnett’s die-hard fans, though they will no doubt cherish this film which captures the artist at her most open, outside of her music
Jared Richards, NME