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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 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Chained for Life

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Narrative
Directed By Aaron Schimberg
Run Time 91 Minutes
USA

On the set of a sleazy B-movie horror film, the young lead actress grows closer to a co-star with facially disfiguring neurofibromatosis. But is her attraction part of her performance? And where does the performance end and reality begin? What follows is a complicated examination of how films have traditionally treated the physically disabled or deformed, drawing from Hollywood’s exploitative past to weave a dizzying meta-narrative.

- Corey Craft

Venues
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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 27,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures... Read More →