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Salt River

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In Salt River, John Turner, deputy sheriff of a tiny Tennessee town, must contend with the mess the sheriff’s long-missing son leaves after he crashes his Buick into city hall.

Movie Pitch
A modern, Southern Our Town, but sadder, and with crime.

Lowdown
James Sallis is less keen on exploring his scattered plot strands — such as they are, at 146 pages — than on elegiac meditations on fate, grief, and how we persevere in spite of it all. B+