(Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher, USA, 2009, DigiBeta, 80 min)
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October Country is a beautifully rendered portrait of an American family struggling for stability while haunted by the ghosts of war, teen pregnancy, foster care and child abuse. This vibrant and intimate documentary examines the forces that unsettle the working poor and the violence that lurks beneath the surface of American life. Winner of the 2009 SILVERDOCS Grand Jury Prize for best US Documentary Feature, this is Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s directing debut.
“Seeping through each gorgeously shot scene is a painful sense of listlessness.” —The Washington Post
“A small and quiet masterpiece of transcendent filmmaking.” —Hammer to Nail
"Feels at once personal and objective, a fascinating hybrid of two important tendencies in the modern documentary" -NY Times