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October Country

  • Indiewire  News

    Box Office: "Khan" Strong For Searchlight; Two Docs Find Nice NYC Debuts (UPDATED)

    The year may have its first specialty hit in Karan Johar's "My Name Is Khan," which Fox Searchlight released in North America this weekend just as it was making its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival overseas. The film - about a Muslim who suffers from Asperger's sundrome who is detained at LAX after 9/11 after security mistakes his disability for suspicious behavior - grossed a fantastic $1,860,000 on 120 screens over the three day weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, that made for a $15,500 average - the highest of any film in release (including $50 million+ grossing "Valentine's Day,...

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    REVIEW | Haunted House: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's "October Country"

    The type of introspective, intimate domestic American nonfiction that has sprouted up so much in art-house theaters in the wake of the success of "Capturing the Friedmans" has come to typify documentary filmmaking of the past decade. Itself somewhat of an acolyte of the far more sensitive "Crumb," which at least foregrounded its inevitable grotesquerie, Andrew Jarecki's sensational depiction of an upper-middle-class Jewish family torn apart by intimations of child molestation tried to pass off its essentially exploitative nature as an investigation into American suburbia. Plus, with its tacked-on faux reconciliation ending and lack of aesthet...

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