Every family has its ghosts. The Mosher family has more than most. Shot over a year from one Halloween to the next, October Country is a portrait of an American family struggling for stability while haunted by the ghosts of war, teen pregnancy, foster care and child abuse.
Cycles can be difficult to break when opportunity is limited. For lack of a way out, bad patterns end up being passed from one generation to another. As a family tries with admirable good humor to shake its specters and turn new leaves, one son attends to these efforts in intimate documentary form.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Steve James, 1994, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States