«Tarnation (2003)»

Tarnation (2003)

Release Date: 2003
Genres: Documentary /
Country: USA   
Cast: Renee Leblanc ( Herself ), Jonathan Caouette ( Himself ), Adolph Davis ( Himself ), Rosemary Davis ( Herself ), David Sanin Paz ( Himself ), Joshua Williams ( Himself ), Michael Cox ( Guy cussing in short film ), David Leblanc ( Himself ), Stacey Mowery ( Herself ), Michael Mouton ( Himself ), Greg Ayres ( Himself (as Bam-Bam) ), Vanda Stovall ( Herself ), Dagon James ( Himself ), Vivian Kalinov ( Herself (as Girl in Student Film) ), Steve Caouette ( Himself ), Greg Ayres ( Himself(as Bam-Bam) ), Vivian Kalinov ( Herself(as Girl in Student Film) ),
Rating: 7.1


Part documentary, part narrative fiction, part home movie, and part acid trip. A psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments to create an epic portrait of an American family travesty. The story begins in 2003 when Jonathan learns that his schizophrenic mother, Renee, has overdosed on her lithium medication. He is catapulted back into his real and horrifying family legacy of rape, abandonment, promiscuity, drug addiction, child abuse, and psychosis. As he grows up on camera, he finds the escapist balm of musical theater and B horror flicks and reconnects to life through a queer chosen family. Then a look into the future shows Jonathan as he confronts the symbiotic and almost unbearable love he shares with his beautiful and tragically damaged mother.



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H.264/1080p MKV 10762 Kbps 14 GB English -  
H.264/720p AVI 1752 Kbps 3 GB English -