The Q Center's weekly movie night is screening October Country tonight (7 pm, sliding scale donation), which I highly recommend checking out. It was made by two Portland filmmakers, Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri, which has nothing to do with the fact that it is probably among my top 10 favorite docs of all time. It's a case study of Mosher's extended family, who have more than their fair share of challenges, and the trust between the filmmakers and subjects results in an especially intimate portrait of life in everyday America. or as I put it in this week's Film Shorts, it's "about a typically atypical family wracked by everything from the Vietnam War to child abuse, teen pregnancy, poverty, and Wiccaphobia." You can also read a Q&A I did with the filmmakers last year here.