Search a film or person :
Tarnation is a american film of genre Drama directed by Jonathan Caouette released in USA on 19 october 2003 with Jonathan Caouette

Tarnation (2003)

If you like this film, let us know!

Tarnation is a 2003 American documentary film by Jonathan Caouette. The film was created by Caouette from over 20 years of hundreds of hours of old Super 8 footage, VHS videotape, photographs, and answering machine messages to tell the story of his life and his relationship with his mentally ill mother Renee.

Tarnation was initially made for a total budget of $218.32, using free iMovie software on a Mac. As an early supporter, film critic Roger Ebert stated that $400,000 more was eventually spent by the distributor on sound, print, score and music/clip clearances to bring the film to theaters. The film went on to win the Best Documentary Award from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirits, the Gotham Awards, as well as the L.A. and London International Film Festivals.


Tarnation est l'autoportrait de Jonathan Caouette, 31 ans, qui dès l'âge de 11 ans décide de filmer la vie chaotique qu'il mène dans une famille texane, à Houston.


Trailer of Tarnation

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Tarnation

There are 5 films with the same actors, 3 films with the same director, 58529 with the same cinematographic genres (including 62 with exactly the same 3 genres than Tarnation), 13940 films with the same themes (including 0 films with the same 17 themes than Tarnation), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Tarnation, you will probably like those similar films :
Walk Away Renee, 1h30
Directed by Jonathan Caouette
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about health care, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Jonathan Caouette
Rating64% 3.2401353.2401353.2401353.2401353.240135
En compagnie de sa mère, Renee, qui souffre d’importants troubles mentaux, le réalisateur Jonathan Caouette entreprend un voyage à travers les Etats-Unis, pour la déménager de Houston à New York. Les obstacles qu’ils rencontrent sur leur route sont entrecoupés de retours dans le temps qui donnent un aperçu de cette relation mère-fils hors du commun.
All Tomorrow's Parties, 1h22
Directed by Jonathan Caouette
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Jarvis Cocker, David Cross, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Rating71% 3.589733.589733.589733.589733.58973
Le réalisateur Jonathan Caouette s'est plongé dans dix ans d'images amateurs tournées au Festival All Tomorrow's Parties. Créé en 1999 par Belle & Sebastian, ce festival alternatif post-rock tire son nom d'une chanson du Velvet Underground. Sa particularité ? Les programmateurs, qui changent chaque année, sont de vrais artistes, comme Sonic Youth, Vincent Gallo ou Pavement. Ils choisissent les groupes qu'ils ont envie d'entendre et avec lesquels ils souhaitent jouer, loin des contingences commerciales d'autres festivals plus importants.
Bi the Way
Bi the Way (2008)
, 1h25
Directed by Josephine Decker
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jonathan Caouette
Rating61% 3.0564353.0564353.0564353.0564353.056435
The film is structured around a roadtrip, during which the creators introduce five young Americans confronting issues relating to bisexuality. Former cheerleader Pam, from Memphis, Tennessee, navigates between the tolerance and sexual openness of her friendship group and the conservatism of her southern Catholic family. Black hip-hop dancer Tahj, enjoying little success with girls, forms a relationship with a man he meets on MySpace and must weigh the rejection of his community against his newfound love. 28-year-old Taryn is contemplating marriage to her boyfriend but also embarks on a new romance with a woman, testing the limits of monogamy and the boundaries of gender roles. David, 24, defies the expectations of his parents and ex-girlfriends to assert his bisexuality, while seeking to reconcile his traditional values with his open-minded views. And in San Antonio, Texas, Josh, 11, fears his gay father will reject him if he pursues his growing interest in girls.
Kiss of the Damned, 1h37
Directed by Alexandra Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Vampires in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Joséphine de La Baume, Roxane Mesquida, Milo Ventimiglia, Jonathan Caouette, Anna Mouglalis, Chris Meyer
Rating55% 2.7985352.7985352.7985352.7985352.798535
Djuna, a vampire girl (Joséphine de La Baume), lives at a huge summer house in Connecticut. She starts a relationship with Paolo, a screenwriter (Milo Ventimiglia) who is working to send a script to his boss, Ben (Michael Rappaport). The other sister, Mimi (Roxane Mesquida), arrives to the house, invited by the real house's owner, theatre actress Xenia (Anna Mouglalis), and generates chaos: to convince the owner she wants to stay in Connecticut, she offers her a virgin, Anne (Riley Keough), who is a fan of Xenia in the theatre. Irene, the woman who works at the summer house (Ching Valdes-Aran), observes everything.
Taxi zum Klo, 1h31
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about cities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Magdalena Montezuma, Tabea Blumenschein
Rating61% 3.053733.053733.053733.053733.05373
Frank Ripploh se réveille. Encore nu, il va sur le palier pour voler le journal de la voisine, mais sa porte se referme derrière lui. Il doit alors demander à sa voisine de passer par son balcon pour rentrer chez lui. En classe, il raconte aux écoliers sa mésaventure du matin, en mimant le passage d'un balcon à l'autre. On le voit ensuite, en manteau de cuir, aller dans des toilettes où des hommes guettent le passage d'autres hommes en se masturbant. Il s'enferme dans une cabine où, assis, il corrige des cahiers tout en regardant par une ouverture un homme qui se caresse les fesses. Ce dernier sort, un autre homme prend sa place et introduit son sexe dans le glory hole.
When Boys Fly, 1h2
Genres Drama, Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Rating49% 2.4705552.4705552.4705552.4705552.470555
The film follows several attendees of the annual White Party in Miami, Florida. The major subjects are:
Confetti (2006)
, 1h40
Directed by Debbie Isitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Felicity Montagu, Jimmy Carr, Jessica Hynes, Martin Freeman, Olivia Colman, Stephen Mangan
Rating58% 2.900982.900982.900982.900982.90098
The prestigious bridal magazine Confetti, owned by the flippant, breezy Antoni Clarke (Jimmy Carr) and managed by the long-suffering, uptight chief editor Vivienne (Felicity Montagu) is holding a competition to see who can hold the most original wedding, with the winners being presented with a new house and a cover shoot for the magazine. Three couples and their proposals are selected to participate: Sam and Matt (Jessica Stevenson and Martin Freeman), a good-natured couple of old-fashioned romantics who have elected to hold their wedding in the style of Busby Berkeley musicals of the 1930s and 1940s, despite the fact that Sam can barely hold a tune; Isabelle and Josef (Meredith MacNeill and Stephen Mangan), a pair of hyper-competitive professional tennis players holding a tennis-themed wedding; and Joanna and Michael (Olivia Colman and Robert Webb), a naturist couple who intend to hold their wedding entirely naked. All three weddings are planned using the services of Gregory and Archie (Vincent Franklin and Jason Watkins), wedding planners and partners in both business and love.