Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher received Gotham and Independent Spirit Award nominations for their debut film “October Country,” a moody experimental documentary that explores the ghosts — of all sorts — haunting Mosher’s relatives in Upstate New York.
For their second documentary, the filmmaking team took on a problem of a larger scale: America’s obsession with prescription drugs. But the filmmakers tell their story from the perspective of those affected by these drugs: a woman who lost her son to suicide while he was being treated, a man who worked as a drug rep, men who volunteer themselves to be human lab rats.
Oscilloscope Laboratories will release the film in theaters and on VOD August 9. Check out the trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, below: