Saturday my boyfriend and I had dinner at the new El Tiempo on Washington, which was an awesome experience, and caught a movie at Angelika.
Tarnation is a self-portrait of Houston born Jonathan Couette and a documentary that chronicles his chaotic upbringing in a dysfunctional Texas family and the relationship that develops with his mentally ill mother Renee. This film is brilliant because it touches the audience on so many different levels. He explores living in the Texas suburbs, growing up in the eighties culture, the confusion of being gay, living in a psychotic family without parents, adapting and accepting his mother’s mental illness, and moving to New York City as an adult to pursue his creative path. Couette invites the audience deep into himself and openly lets us see the world through his eyes in a way that’s never been done before.