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Sidewalk 2009: Love, Sidney


Movie review: ‘45365’

By Jennifer West

Review at a glance: The documentary “45365” shows small town Ohio life, warts and all, in entertaining and provocative fashion.


A scene from the documentary, “45365.”

Sidney, Ohio, gives us a fascinating glimpse into rural American life. Can’t visit? Try “45365,” a documentary that on first glance doesn’t seem to have much of a plot. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Wade on Birmingham - Sidewalk Moving Picture FestivalThe film screens Saturday at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.

The focus is on several people and storylines in Sidney. Like most small towns, it boasts a wide array of interesting characters all living within one community. Smoky bars, high school football, police officers, trailer parks, teenage drama, county fair … it’s all there in director Bill Ross’ vision.

True to life, “45365” doesn’t sugarcoat anything. This must-see documentary is raw, sometimes hard to swallow, real small town USA living. But it’s guaranteed to make you laugh, and think.

Jennifer WestJennifer West (@juniperlou) won the Sidewalk Audience Choice award for her romantic comedy “Piece of Cake” in 2006, which she wrote and directed. She’s working on a feature-length screenplay and blogging about it on JuniperLou.

“45365” will screen at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Carver Theatre.

Video: Trailer for “45365”

Video: Bickering in the car.


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