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Jonathan Caouette in Tarnation


2004 NR

Culled from 19 years of his life, filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary about growing up with his schizophrenic mother is a mixture of snapshots, Super-8 footage, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films and more. By turns, Caouette is ambivalent about his mother's condition, expressing both love and pain for her -- and, bravely, admitting the fact that there's more than one truth on view here.

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