Tarnation (2003)

Your greatest creation is the life you lead

  • Genre: Documentary, Drama
  • Release Date: 2003-10-19
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 73 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jonathan Caouette
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From 73 Ratings


Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life.

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  • Renee Leblanc

    as Herself
  • Adolph Davis

    as Himself
  • Jonathan Caouette

    as Himself
  • Rosemary Davis

    as Herself
  • David Sanin Paz

    as Himself
Production Gus Van Sant Executive Producer
Production John Cameron Mitchell Executive Producer
Writing Jonathan Caouette Screenplay
Directing Jonathan Caouette Director
Camera Jonathan Caouette Director of Photography
Editing Jonathan Caouette Editor
Production Jonathan Caouette Producer
Sound Jonathan Caouette Sound Designer
Production Stephen Winter Producer