Dad's in Heaven with Nixon

Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series

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.

"Dad's in heaven with President Nixon - dad hated his guts, but in heaven they're friends.”

According to brother Tom, Chris's dad's death "set off a spark in Chris". His grief emerged in cheerful primary-coloured paintings of New York city's urban landscape: meticulously crafted and produced at a rapid rate. Soon, Chris's artwork was hanging in galleries rather than on his family's walls, selling for a small fortune.

As the lives revolving around this unique individual are tenderly drawn together, this documentary reveals a family's soul.

Please purchase tickets to this event online via Eventbrite, or you can reserve your tickets by calling 519-886-8886 x 2427 or emailing [email protected]. All proceeds will go to support Bridges to Belonging.

About Us: The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series screens films that will inspire, model, or challenge our thinking about what inclusion means. It is a chance for the community to come together and enjoy a film while considering what it means to be included. The Waterloo Region Inclusion Films Series is hosted by, and in support of, Bridges to Belonging.

Doors open at approximately 6:30; show starts at 6:45. Please note that the theatre has limited seating for wheelchair accessible seats. Please contact us to ensure a space is available.


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