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Best Documentary SXSW Film Fest
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Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award Independent Spirit Awards
"Meticulously balancing cinema-verite intimacy and dreamlike reverie, 45365 fashions a seductive, fascinating tapestry of small-town life" -Variety
"The Rosses have created a dizzingly detailed, thoughtful, sympathetic but highly pragmatic celebration of the modern Midwest in all its beauty, complexity, stupidity and brilliance" -TimeOut Chicago
Recommended! "If every native son could do their patch of land and the weave of interconnection of friends and neighbors this kind of funny, tender, lyrical justice, we’d have all-American storytelling from sea to shining sea" -NewCity Chicago
Recommended! "Instead of pronounced narrative arcs, the movie generates rhythms from fleeting details" -Chicago Reader
"Hell, I could go to Sidney, Ohio tomorrow and feel right at home" -Roger Ebert
Brothers Bill and Turner Ross assembled four seasons' worth of images from their hometown of Sidney, Ohio zip code 45365, ranging from the mundane to the sublime, and the result is a 21st-century Midwestern American Graffiti. Set against the quaint, familiar backdrop of a small town in western Ohio, 45365 reveals the inner workings of a community and the ways in which its people interact and socialize. Vividly shot sequences of playground romps, traffic violations, football games, and demolition derbies are enhanced by a soundtrack made up of local disc jockeys, overheard phone conversations, and a particularly charming and poetic use of a classic tune by the Flamingos. From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, the parade to the prayer service, this film explores their relationships and interactions -- with each other and with their environment. 45365 captures the complexity and ambiguity of the lives and landscapes that make up a single community, providing a fresh look at everyday life in Middle America.
Directed by Bill Ross and Turner Ross, U.S.A., 2009, 90 mins.