Synopsis & Film Details

Jonathan Caouette’s spellbinding debut re-imagines the whole idea of what a documentary can be.
“Remarkable. TARNATION is a powerful and heartbreaking film. Caouette shows
himself to be a documentarian of rare skill.”
– Roger Ebert

Jonathan Caouette’s American independent documentary on growing up with his mentally ill mother — a mixture of snapshots, Super-8 film, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more – culled from nineteen years of his life.

Cultural Arts Partner: Fresno Reel Pride

Part of the 2005 Fresno Film Festival.