Silverdocs: 'October Country'

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Friday, June 12, 2009

This haunting documentary situates its audiences in the lives of a working-class family in rural Upstate New York. Four generations grapple with a host of America's most entrenched social ills: joblessness, abusive relationships, teen pregnancy, post-traumatic stress disorder and child molestation. Seeping through each gorgeously shot scene is a painful sense of listlessness. The lack of hope within the family is juxtaposed with the natural beauty caught by the filmmakers' cameras.

June 20 at 9:15 p.m. and June 21 at

7:45 p.m.

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