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October Country

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
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Genre

Documentary

Producer

Michael Palmieri

Distributor

IFC Films

Release Date

Feb 12, 2010

Release Notes

NY

Official Website

Review

Gorgeously filmed, thoroughly engaging encounter with a working-class family in Herkimer, New York, explores how generations of bad decisions—mostly connected to a series of poor choices in boyfriends—have created an ugly cycle of poverty and limitations. Despite the subject matter, it rarely feels exploitive, and the inventive framing—the story begins on Halloween and ends on Halloween one year later—only adds to its lyricism.

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