Tarnation (2003)

Your greatest creation is the life you lead

  • Genre: Documentary, Drama
  • Release Date: 2003-10-19
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 77 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jonathan Caouette
star 6.9/10
From 77 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
Directing Jonathan Caouette Director
Writing Jonathan Caouette Screenplay
Production Jonathan Caouette Producer
Production Stephen Winter Producer
Production Gus Van Sant Executive Producer
Camera Jonathan Caouette Director of Photography
Sound Jonathan Caouette Sound Designer
Editing Jonathan Caouette Editor
Production John Cameron Mitchell Executive Producer