Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher, 2009
Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
"Like a Joyce Carol Oates novel rendered as a documentary."—New York Times
"Stirring. Visually remarkable. Surveys with detached beauty and expressive melancholy members of a working-class family."—Indiewire
Compared with such documentaries as Tarnation and Capturing the Friedmans, October Country is a beautifully rendered portrait of the Mosher clan, an upstate New York family struggling for stability while haunted by the ghosts of the Vietnam War, teen pregnancy, and domestic abuse. Codirected by family member Donal Mosher, the film documents the struggles of the working-class family from one Halloween to the next as they try to break free from the issues that plague their family generation after generation. (80 mins., 35mm)
$7 students (tickets required)
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council