Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

In Country

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 80 minutes

In Country
In Country
In Country
In Country

In the first few moments of IN COUNTRY, it's hard to tell if you're watching a fictional war film or an in-depth documentary on the subject. As it unfolds, you realize it's a bit of both. The movie follows a group of hardcore Vietnam re-enactors in Oregon, who go to great lengths to ensure their adventure is as accurate as possible. They've got the outfits and the weapons, and they're camped out in the woods, staying so true to their characters you forget it's all a show. While some are simply actors curious about the military, many are veterans who lived the hell of battle for real – from Vietnam to the War in Afghanistan. For them, these fantasy outings evoke an array of emotions that give viewers an extremely intimate portrait of life in war. Their shared stories are paired with vintage Vietnam footage, then juxtaposed with their modern day roleplay. IN COUNTRY is a war film like no other. It's completely unique, managing to somehow capture the authenticity of the Vietnam experience through very fantastical means. – E.F.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM -
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:35 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:25 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Mike Attie, Meghan O'Hara

Mike Attie is a producer, editor, and director from Chicago with an M.F.A. in Documentary Film from Northwestern University. He got his start in the industry as a production assistant. Meghan O'Hara resides in San Francisco. She has an M.F.A. in Documentary Film from Stanford, as well as a B.A. in Experimental Film and Video from Hampshire College. The Independent included her as one of their "10 Filmmakers to Watch" in 2014.


Jim Butterworth, Daniel Chalfen

Mike Attie

Lindsay Utz

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