Thursday 3.18 @ CINEFAMILY - Cinema Eye Honors presents: What's Up, Docs?
"In an age where most docs are grafted over by pop narratives for greater suspense, drama or momentum, 45365 works specifically because of its wonderfully curated aimlessness."
- GreenCine Daily
From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, the parade to the prayer service, 45365 explores the congruities of daily life in a small American town -- Sidney, Ohio, to be exact. The stories of a father and son, a young relationship, cops and criminals, officials and their electorate coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. First-time filmmakers Turner and Bill Ross not only do a fantastic job collecting engaging documentary subjects unfettered by the presence of their cameras, but also crafting a mood in which they trust you'll be persistent, that you'll let their quiet rhythm build -- that your enjoyment of the unforced cinematic whisper is not only OK, but desired in its own right.
Dirs. Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross, 2009, 90 min.