Skip to site content
Mon, Aug 15 at 8:00pm, 10:00pm


  • Dir. Danny Cohen
  • Australia
  • 2022
  • 83 min.
  • NR
  • DCP

Important Note: This film may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Assistive Listening
  • Closed Captioning
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Music City Mondays.

Shot on vivid 16mm film over a three-year period, THE 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.

“For the Courtney Barnett faithfuls, this is a comfort watch, a warm embrace, a rare connection in the audience with a stranger across the room as you both sing in unison, tears running down your face, the lyrics to ‘Sunday Roast.’” —Andrew F. Peirce, The Curb

ANONYMOUS CLUB’s power is in its meditative nature, reflecting on the intersection of celebrity and creativity…The film feels like a Kodachrome, stripped of all vanity, a generous act of self-expression that will resonate deeply with both new and old fans — especially those who listen to music to feel both heard and addressed.” —John Fink, The Film Stage

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb and as well as through general internet searches.

See the Official Website