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Release Date: October 06, 2004Running Time: 88 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $592,014.00
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Experimental

Cast:
Jonathan Caouette
Renee LeBlanc
David Sanin Paz
Rosemary Davis

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Summary:
Part documentary, part narrative fiction, part home movie, part acid trip. A psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments to create an epic portrait of an American family travesty. The story begins in 2003 when Jonathan learns that his schizophrenic mother, Renee, has overdosed on her lithium medication. He is catapulted back into his real and horrifying family legacy of rape, incest, abandonment, promiscuity, drug addiction, child abuse, and psychosis. As he grows up on camera, he finds the escapist balm of musical theater and B horror flicks and reconnects t... Full Summary >>