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Friday, September 15, 2006
By MARC MOHAN
"BY THE PEOPLE" -- There
are many reasons to vote: civic duty, self-interest, free stickers.
But from the sound of this documentary covering preparations for the
2004 presidential election in Indianapolis, perhaps the most
compelling reason is to make all the work of people like Doris Anne
Sadler worthwhile. She's apparently the centerpiece of Malindi
Fickle's earnest film, which demonstrates the immense effort
required in mundane ways to ensure that those who choose to have
their say on election day are able to do so.
(Opens Friday at the Clinton Street Theater and Brewpub.)
Marc Mohan is a Portland freelance writer. He can be reached at