Dad's in Heaven with Nixon

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Dad's in Heaven with Nixon
Dad's in Heaven with Nixon FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byTom Murray
Produced byJefferson Miller
James Witker
CinematographyJefferson Miller
Edited byJames Witker
Release date
  • April 6, 2010 (2010-04-06)
CountryUnited States

Dad's in Heaven with Nixon is a 2010 documentary film produced, directed and written by Tom Murray.[1] 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,[2] 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,[3] 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 Southampton, New York.

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  1. ^ "Dad's in Heaven with Nixon". Retrieved April 23, 2012. Web site,, for the documentary.
  2. ^ Corry, John (March 13, 1977). "Golden Clan" (PDF). New York Times. New York: New York Times. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dad's in Heaven with Nixon - a Documentary About Autism and Bipolar Disease". Huffington Post. November 17, 2011.

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