Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon

Here’s another must see film!

Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon is a documentary directed by Tom Murray, who chronicles the struggles of his own family. His complex story of his brother with autism captures his mother’s strength and everlasting belief in her son as well as his father’s inability to accept his son’s disability.

As the story develops, through old family films and interviews, the revelation of bipolar disorder within the family takes the stage. Surrounded by complicated issues, his brother with autism demonstrates victory over his disability by living on his own, working 2 jobs and establishing a career in art. But more than anything, his ability to find joy in the simple things in life was just plain beautiful.

I found this documentary mesmerizing, heart breaking and simply inspiring.

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Director: Tom Murray
Cast: Chris Murray
(I watched it on NetFlix!)

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, thanks for the heads-up. That sounds like a movie I'd love!