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Walk Away Renée

Director Jonathan Caouette in attendance!

See Jonathan Caouette while he's in Austin presenting TARNATIONALL FLOWERS IN TIME, and ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES.

Picking up where his trailblazing, internationally celebrated, first-person fever dream TARNATION left off, director Jonathan Caouette returns with WALK AWAY RENEE, a bold, brave, and emotionally potent documentary reverie. Caouette embarks on a road trip to move his mentally ill mother Renee from Texas to New York, a journey that both tightens and tests their familial bond. As they encounter roadblocks in the present, the film flashes back to moments from the past, giving us insight into this anything-but-ordinary mother/son relationship, and bringing us up to speed on the heart-rending events that led up to the road trip. While Renee fights to maintain a grip on reality, Jonathan is faced with impossible decisions that pit sanity against mortality, familial devotion and personal survival. Through candid home movies, split-screen verité, musical montage, hallucinatory psychedelia, and dramas both actual and imagined, the film raises questions about love, sacrifice, and the slippery instability of consciousness.

Opening the program will be Jonathan Caouette's short film ALL FLOWERS IN TIME, a mesmerizing, fractured narrative about childhood imagination and the mystery and power of the red-eye effect. A selection of the Cannes, New York and Sundance Film Festivals, the short stars Chloe Sevigny.

SCREENING INFO

Wednesday, November 7, 7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (320 E 6th St)

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