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Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs.

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Saturday, August 25 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Projections: A Live Storytelling Event (For Adults) sponsored by Books-A-Million, Cox Pools, & ELI

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In this special Saturday evening event at the beautifully renovated Lyric Fine Arts Theatre, some of the region’s finest storytellers – and a few sensational special guests from the film industry – take the stage to weave their true tales, delivered with the unique, personal touch that only live storytelling can provide.  This year’s storytellers will include Emily Best (Founder and CEO of Seed & Spark), Verton Banks (GETTING ON), and John Archibald (2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner).  An event you won’t forget in a setting only Birmingham can provide, Projections brings a vivid and intimate take on storytelling to the Southeast’s preeminent film festival for an exciting meeting of narrative forms.
Full list of story tellers:
Malena Cunningham Anderson
John Archibald
Verton Banks
Emily Best
Al Elliott
Justin Fisher

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Cox Pools

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Saturday August 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203