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Doc of the Day: October Country Review - Dan Schindel
Spend a year with the Mosher family. Dir. Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher, 2009, 78 min Some documentaries are a kick in the rear. Others are a punch in the gut. October Country is something else entirely. It had a profound, visceral effect on me, but it wasn’t a brutal jolt like, say, Dear Zachary. Instead, it emanated an atmosphere that gradually seeped into me as I watched, until by the end I finally understood what a “pall” is. This is a thoroughly dispiriting film, in the best kind of way. Every member of the Mosher family has a ...