Tarnation ★★½ 2003
Feature debut of Caouette is an experimental documentary constructed from home movies, photographs, letters, phone messages, and created video footage that Caouette edited on his home computer and layered with appropriate songs. It follows the emotional journey of Caouette and his mentally ill mother from a Texas childhood legacy of abuse, neglect, and an escape into a self-created fantasy world, to their lives 20-odd years later. 88m/C DVD. D: Jonathan Caouette; W: Jonathan Caouette; C: Jonathan Caouette; M: John Califra, Max Lichtenstein.