Saw this a few years ago, really struck me. If you haven’t, try and see it.
A beguiling slice of Midwestern impressionism, “45365” drops in on the residents of Sidney, Ohio, to observe their lunches and haircuts, trials and transgressions. Filmed over nine months in 2007, this remarkable patchwork of unremarkable lives was assembled by Bill and Turner Ross, brothers, native sons and natural filmmakers. Alighting on county fair and high school football game, retirement home and voting booth, their detached, glancing gaze requires neither narration nor intertitles: the images — and the chatter of local radio — say it all.
…“45365” (the town’s ZIP code) unfolds with soothing aimlessness. The generic name of the Downtown Barber Shop reverberates throughout: this may be Sidney, Ohio, but it could be Anytown, America.