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Running Stumbled

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Year of participation 2006
Program Documentary Competition

Running Stumbled
Producer(s) John Maringouin, Molly Lynch
Director(s) John Maringouin
Script John Maringouin
Director of Photography John Maringouin, H.E. Dishman
Edit John Maringouin, Molly Lynch, H.E. Dishman
 

Synopsis

After years of working in Hollywood, and after a twenty-five year absence, filmmaker Maringouin returns as the prodigal son to his Terrytown, Louisiana birth home. He films a most intimate, frank and strange portrait about the complex relationship between the filmmaker’s estranged father, the Dadaist painter Johnny Roe, Jr., and Roe’s self-destrucive common-law wife, Virgie Marie Pennoui. Johnny is a New Orleans legend, known for being a career heroin user, a street-fighting pimp, and an accused murderer. He also once tried to kill his son. A lament for lost time, the film is a dark, engaging hyper-real fable, shot with a Southern Soul, and always on-the-edge.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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