Ohio documentary debuts at drive-in

Here’s a great example of community support. Local business leaders bankrolled a local documentary highlighting just how great it is to be in Shelby County OH. And the World Premiere of that documentary will be October 15-16 at the Auto Vue Drive-In in Sidney OH.

The Gateway Arts Council of Sidney is the driving force behind Moving A Nation: Made in Shelby County, produced and directed by Columbus documentary filmmaker John Ondo. According to the Sidney Daily News, the film is inspired by “the courtsquare sculpture by George Danhires that commemorates industry.”

In the story announcing the premiere date, the Daily News wrote that the finished product “is a tribute to the rich and inspiring story of Shelby County industry and its essential role in the county’s past, present and future.” Even the Sidney Civic Band was enlisted to provide some of the music for the film.

It’s great to see an intersection of civic pride and the local drive-in, considering that a lot of the appeal of the first drive-ins was to blue-collar workers who didn’t want to dress up for an indoor movie. I hope that lots of locals turn out to see themselves on the really big screen.