Dad's in Heaven with Nixon
|Dad's in Heaven with Nixon|
|Directed by||Tom Murray|
|Produced by||Jefferson Miller
|Edited by||James Witker|
Dad's in Heaven with Nixon is a 2010 documentary film produced, directed and written by Tom Murray. It concerns the history of the Murray family and especially of Tom's brother Chris Murray, a man with autism whose paintings of cityscapes, first promoted by family friend Gloria Vanderbilt, have garnered widespread praise. The title refers to Chris' belief that his late father, who loathed Richard Nixon, is now friends in heaven with the former president. Ranging over three generations of Murrays, whose patriarchs struggled with alcoholism and bipolar disorder, the film treats of subjects ranging from father-son relationships to the Great Depression, from the effects of divorce on families to the cushy lifestyle of the residents of Southhampton, New York.
- Golden Clan, a non-fiction account of the Murray / McDonnell family of New York, by John Corry
- Thomas E. Murray, the great-grandfather of Tom and Christopher Murray
- List of films about Autism
- Autism spectrum disorders in the media
- Autism: The Musical
- The Horse Boy
- Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back
- "Dad's in Heaven with Nixon". Retrieved April 23, 2012. Web site, inheavenmovie.com, for the documentary.
- Corry, John (March 13, 1977). "Golden Clan" (PDF). Thomas E Murray, Inventor . New York: New York Times. Retrieved April 23, 2012. Jeanne Murray, the sister of Tom and Christopher's father, was the second wife of Gloria Vanderbilt's cousin, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II.
- "Dad's in Heaven with Nixon - a Documentary About Autism and Bipolar Disease". Huffington Post. November 17, 2011.
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