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.
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).