26 June 2012 10:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Jonathan Caouette made his feature debut "Tarnation," he took the indie world by storm.  The miniscule dollar figure he made it for (before preparing it for a festival and theatrical runs) made headlines, and Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell came on board as Executive Producers, eager to usher the film into the world.  For almost a decade, Caouette has been sitting with the footage of his life -- footage of his grandparents, his boyfriend, his son, and, most notably, his mother Renée Leblanc. Throughout both "Tarnation" and "Walk Away Renée," Caouette shows the tender love between himself and his mother.  Some moments in both films turn less than tender; Leblanc came into mental illness after sustained electroshock therapy earlier in life.  Now, lithium, which can be lethal, is the only thing that stabilizes her. Indiewire caught up with Caouette in anticipation of the film's North American »

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