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Title Tarnation / produced by Jonathan Caouette, Stephen Winter ; written by Jonathan Caouette ; directed by Jonathan Caouette.

Publication Info. [United States] : Wellspring Media, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD B CAOUETTE    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Cast Renee LeBlanc, Jonathan Caouette, Adolph Davis, Rosemary Davis, David Sanin Paz, Michael Cox, Dagon James.
Credits Director of photography, Jonathan Caouette ; editors, Jonathan Caouette, Brian A. Kates ; music, John Califra, Max Avery Lichtenstein.
Note Special features include audio commentary with director, extended rushes, two bonus tracks, poster gallery and trailer gallery.
Audience Not rated.
Summary A multitude of family snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments are used to create an epic portrait of an American family travesty. Begins in 2003 when Jonathan learns that his schizophrenic mother, Renee, overdoses on her lithium medication. He is shot back into his real and horrifying family legacy of rape, abandonment, promiscuity, drug addiction, child abuse, and psychosis. He grows up on camera and finds his escape in musical theater and B-horror movies. A look into the future shows Jonathan as he confronts the almost unbearable love he shares with his tragically damaged mother.
Awards Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, 2004: BSFC Award - Best New Filmmaker (Jonathan Caouette); National Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary.
Language In English with optional French subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Dysfunctional families.
Mothers and sons.
Escape (Psychology)
Documentary films.
Added Author Caouette, Jonathan, 1973-
LeBlanc, Renee.
Davis, Adolph.
Davis, Rosemary, 1927-1995.
Sanin Paz, David.
Cox, Michael, 1979-
Califra, John.
Lichtenstein, Max Avery.
Wellspring Media.
ISBN 0794205666
Standard No. 720917545325
Music No. FLV5453 Wellspring Media
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