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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 • 12:20pm - 2:00pm
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Birth of Afrobeat
dir. Opiyo Okeyo
7 min
USA
African music pioneer, Fela Kuti once said, 'Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. In this hybrid live-action/animated short, filmmaker Opiyo Okeyo documents drum legend Tony Allen as he recounts his contribution to the birth of Africa's most exported music genre.

The End of Time
dir. Milcho Manchevski
5.5 min
Cuba
THE END OF TIME highlights that one moment on a regular, unassuming Tuesday when you realize that the time has stopped and the universe has been sucked into a single grain of rice.

The Driver Is Red
dir. Randall Christopher
15 min
USA
Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

The Water Slide
dir. Nathan Truesdell
9.5 min
USA
Tragedy strikes the World's Tallest Water Slide.

Big Elvis
dir. Paul Stone
11 min
USA
Big Elvis documents the king-sized life of 960-pound Las Vegas Elvis impersonator Pete Vallee - a man with a voice and heart big enough to fill the legend's Blue Suede Shoes. Pete is absolutely convinced he is a love child of the sequined and rhinestone studded Hound Dog himself. With little more than oversized hips, curling lips, and a velvety voice to prove his genetic legacy, Pete tirelessly searches to prove his identity to himself and the world. What is it about this man that's causing everyone to get All Shook Up?

The Pizza Magazine
dir. D.L. Perea
15 min
USA
The behind-the-scenes story of how a newsletter written on a Mississippi coffee table grew to become a multinational publication read by tens of thousands all over the globe.

Lotte that Silhouette Girl
dir. Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo
10 min
USA
Once upon a time, long before Disney and the other animation giants, Lotte Reiniger ignited the screen with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors. And so with music, magic, and a stirring narration by Lotte herself, LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL tells the largely unknown story of one of animations’ biggest influencers.

Fight Science
dir. Theodore Collatos
16 min
USA
In an exclusive look at the fight game, follow Chirs Algieri, a former WBO junior welterweight champion who challenges the stereotype of being a boxer by advocating for transparency in the sport and holding a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition. Algieri takes on one of the hottest prospects and future champion Errol Spence Jr. (19-0) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Unspoken
dir. Samia Badih
10.5 min
UAE
“Unspoken” is about spoken word poet Farah Chamma who, at the age of 17, became an online sensation after her poems went viral. A well-known poet today, Farah finds her poetry at odds with the world she lives in. The film shows her conflict as she struggles with self-censorship and keeping her poetry authentic and real.   

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

The Alabama School of Fine Arts multiplex is proudly sponsored by Birmingham Business Journal. The mission of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a community of explorers, is to nurture impassioned students by guiding and inspiring them to discover and fulfill their individual creative... Read More →

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

The Alabama School of Fine Arts multiplex is proudly sponsored by Birmingham Business Journal. The mission of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a community of explorers, is to nurture impassioned students by guiding and inspiring them to discover and fulfill their individual creative... Read More →
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Saturday August 25, 2018 12:20pm - 2:00pm CDT
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre