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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 • 9:45pm - 11:15pm
Holiday

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Narrative
Directed By Isabella Eklöf
Run Time 90 Minutes
Denmark/Netherlands/Sweden

Kingpin Michael and his girlfriend Sacha vacation with their mob family in Turkey. Ice cream outings and poolside afternoons are frequently interrupted by criminal upsets, but when Sacha befriends a fellow vacationer things go way off course. HOLIDAY is a slap in the face of a film. In poignant juxtaposition, verminous content is strung across gorgeously sterile cinematography. Challenging, intensely relevant, and provocative as hell – the film doesn’t just comment on the times, it rubs the audience’s face in them, holding us all responsible. Size XXXL trigger warning.

- Rachel Morgan

Venues
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Alabama Theatre

Saturday and Sunday showings at the Alabama Theatre are proudly sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitor's Bureau.The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. It was used primarily as a movie palace for 55... Read More →

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Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau

To be in Birmingham is to be in the arms of the South. Where the energy is palpable and a spirited nature is tempered by cosmopolitan charm. It’s to be in a place that’s as modern and contemporary as it is classically southern. And to experience something you won’t soon for... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 9:45pm - 11:15pm CDT
Alabama Theatre