Tuesday, May 31, 2005

They too have their story...

"...listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story."

Max Ehrmann

Jonathan Caouette is neither dull nor ignorant but he certainly has his story to tell...


Made on imovie for $218....Tarnation is a beautiful, haunting and disturbing memoir of Jonathan Caouette's relationship with his mother. A compilation of the videos he has been making since he was eleven years old, interrogating family members, acting out the most bizarre and terrifying scenarios, coping with abuse, foster care, a mentally ill mother and his developing dissassociative disorder.

As he shamelessly questions and probes his dysfunctional family, what emerges is a naked, terrifying and tender portrait of family life, madness and the relentless bonds between mother and son. It's about madness, its about mental health, its about a psychiatric system that steers people into insanity, its about hope and despair.

Its the most disturbing thing I've ever seen...

It is sheer and utter mad brilliance. Do not miss it.

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