45365

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After the break, some thoughts on the powerful documentary 45365, which has been lighting up the festival circuit around America, and an interview with one of its filmmakers, Turner Ross.
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SXSW Movie Trailer: 45365

Another day, another movie trailer for a 2009 South By Southwest Film Festival indie. 45365 is the zipcode for Sidney, Ohio. Storyboard artist (Idiocracy, Sky High) turned first time documentary filmmaker Turner Ross and co-director Bill Ross spent 9 months in a community of 20,000 people, capturing “the congruities of daily life in an American town.” The trailer offers the promise of a snapshot of a typical American suburban town, not that much unlike one I grew up in. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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