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Jonathan Caouette is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor and Sound Designer American born on 26 november 1972 at Houston (USA)

Jonathan Caouette

Jonathan Caouette
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Nationality USA
Birth 26 november 1972 (46 years) at Houston (USA)

Jonathan Caouette (born November 26, 1973) is an American film director, writer, editor and actor. Caouette is the director and editor of Tarnation (2003), an autobiographical documentary, that premiered at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals in 2003 and the director of All Tomorrow's Parties about the cult music festival. Caouette has also directed the experimental short film All Flowers in Time and the feature documentary Walk Away Renee. The latter was produced by Agnes B and premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, Caouette served as a creative advisor for director Matthew Mishory's film, Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman.

Biography

En 2003 sort son documentaire autobiographique Tarnation, élaboré comme un journal intime composé de photographies et de films 8 mm ou vidéo pris depuis ses 10 ans environ. Dénonciateur (la radicalité du système américain, par exemple, notamment envers l'homosexualité ou encore la partialité dans les traitements médicaux, entre autres). Introspectif et extrêmement émouvant, Tarnation a reçu, à sa sortie en salles, de très bonnes critiques de la part de la presse et a acquis une grande importance, de par l'honnêteté et l'originalité de son procédé de création, aussi bien narratif que visuel.

Le film, par sa bande-son aussi bien que par ses images ou ses situations qui rappellent les films d'Andy Warhol et de la Factory, s'inscrit dans la lignée des films indépendants américains.

Le film a été produit, entre autres, par Gus Van Sant et John Cameron Mitchell.

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Filmography of Jonathan Caouette (9 films)

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Actor

Summer of Blood, 1h26
Directed by Onur Tukel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Jonathan Caouette, Onur Tukel, Alex Karpovsky
Rating54% 2.7036152.7036152.7036152.7036152.703615
During an evening date, Eric Sparrow (Onur Tukel) crassly refuses a marriage proposal by his long suffering girlfriend Jody (Anna Margaret Hollyman). On the tense walk home, they run into Jody's college flame Jason (Jason Selvig), for whom Jody promptly ditches Eric. Now alone, Eric stumbles upon a man bleeding of a neck wound in an alley. Despite the man's pleas for help, Eric tactlessly jokes through the encounter until the man bleeds to death.
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
Roles Anton
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.
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.
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.
Shortbus
Shortbus (2006)
, 1h41
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, BDSM in films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy, Peter Stickles, Jay Brannan, Mary Beth Peil
Roles Blondie-Grabber
Rating64% 3.2492453.2492453.2492453.2492453.249245
Set in contemporary New York City, Shortbus revolves around Sofia Lin (Sook-Yin Lee), who is married to the handsome but unambitious and slightly dim-witted Rob (Raphael Barker). She works as a couples counselor/sex therapist. She comes into contact with a couple: A slightly egotistical former child star Jamie (PJ DeBoy) and former prostitute James (Paul Dawson), the film's other lead character. At the outset, James suggests to his boyfriend that they open up their relationship to sex with others. During their first consultation, Sofia snaps, slaps Jamie, and then apologetically reveals her "pre-orgasmic" status. The couple suggests she attend a weekly social/artistic/sexual salon in Brooklyn called "Shortbus," which is hosted by drag performance artist Justin Bond (playing himself). Sofia slowly opens up to new experiences; this includes a friendship with a dominatrix who goes by the name Severin (Lindsay Beamish). Sofia's inability to achieve orgasm begins to cause conflict with Rob, who in turn begins attending Shortbus with Sofia.

Director

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.

Scriptwriter

Producer

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
Roles Producer
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 Flowers in Time, 13minutes
Directed by Jonathan Caouette
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Chloë Sevigny, Chandler Frantz
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.878232.878232.878232.878232.87823