Jonathan Caouette

Jonathan Caouette (born 1973) is an American film director, writer, editor and actor. Caouette is the director and editor of Tarnation (2003), an autobiographical documentary, that premiered at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals in 2003 and the director of All Tomorrow's Parties about the cult music festival. Caouette has also directed the experimental short film All Flowers in Time and the feature documentary Walk Away Renee. The latter was produced by Agnes B and premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, Caouette served as a creative advisor for director Matthew Mishory's film, Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman. Caouette played a major role in the 2006 film Fat Girls and the film Portland, scheduled for pre-production in 2012. He also appeared in Shortbus, directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Caouette attended Westbury High School in Houston, Texas from 1987 to 1990. Caouette has a son, Josh, who featured in the 2008 documentary Bi the Way. Caouette is gay and lives with his partner in New York City. At the age of 12, Caouette accidentally smoked angel dust, resulting in a doctor later diagnosed as Depersonalization disorder.


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