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Dad's in heaven with Nixon

Chris is autistic, living on his own for more than 30 years, and a talented artist of some renown. Yet behind his cheerful paintings lies a powerful story of a family struggling to keep hold of mental health, wealth, and love.

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  • "Dad's in heaven with Nixon"
  • "Austism journey through art"

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  • "Chris is autistic, living on his own for more than 30 years, and a talented artist of some renown. Yet behind his cheerful paintings lies a powerful story of a family struggling to keep hold of mental health, wealth, and love."@en
  • ""A mother's love and a boy's journey from the darkness of brain damage and autism to the light that is his life today -- as an acclaimed artist. An intensely heartwarming story that is ultimately about the triumph and strength of the human spirit." -- Container."
  • ""Using a combination of home movies and interviews with Chris and other family members, this program, filmed by Chris's brother, is a multilayered tale of three generations coping with bipolar disorder and autism. Chris has gone on to become an acclaimed artist, his creative expression triggered by the death of his father--whom he imagines to be playing cards with Nixon in the hereafter"--Container."
  • "When doctors told Chris Murray's mother that the toddler should be institutionalized because of his cognitive disabilities, Janice Murray refused. "What Chris needs is love," she said, beginning an odyssey that culminated in her son living as an independent, happy adult. Using a combination of home movies and interviews with Chris and other family members, this program, filmed by Chris's brother, is a multilayered tale of three generations coping with bipolar disorder and autism. Chris has gone on to become an acclaimed artist, his creative expression triggered by the death of his father - - whom he imagines to be playing cards with Nixon in the hereafter."
  • "Tom Murray tells the story of his autistic brother, Chris Murray in this documentary about the tragedy and triumph of a family, the enduring love of a mother and her fierce determination that her little boy attain every ounce of potential that she was convinced he possessed."
  • "Tom Murray tells the story of his autistic brother, Chris Murray in this documentary about the tragedy and triumph of a family, the enduring love of a mother and her fierce determination that her little boy attain every ounce of potential that she was convinced he possessed."@en

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  • "Biographical films"
  • "Video recordings for the hearing impaired"
  • "Documentary films"
  • "Videorecording"
  • "Nonfiction films"
  • "Nonfiction films"@en
  • "DVD-Video discs"@en
  • "Feature films"
  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Internet videos"

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  • "Dad's in heaven with Nixon"
  • "Dad's in heaven with Nixon"@en