Jonathan Caouette

USA 90 min Documentary


Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette embarks on a road trip to move his mentally ill mother Renée across the country. As they encounter roadblocks in the present, we begin to flash back to moments from the past, giving us insight into this anything-but-ordinary mother/son relationship. Through musical montage, psychedelic sequences and real and imagined circumstance, Walk Away Renee raises questions about love, sacrifice, and the reality in which we live.


Jonathan Caouette

A truly iconoclastic visionary, Jonathan Caouette has been acting and making films since he was eight years old. In 2004 he starred in, directed and edited Tarnation, his feature debut. Executive produced by Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell, the film was widely heralded as a cinematic revolution.

Filmography: Walk Away Renee (2011), All Tomorrow's Parties (2009), Tarnation (2003).

Jonathan Caouette

Film information

Original Title: Walk Away Renee
Director: Jonathan Caouette
Script: Jonathan Caouette
Contact: Wild Bunch
With: Renee Leblanc, Jonathan Caouette, Joshua Caouette, Adolph Davis
Country: USA
Year: 2011
Format: 35 mm
Length: 90 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2012