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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.

Tickets sales to our events cover approximately 1/3 of our annual operating cash budget, so we depend on corporate sponsors, grant-making organizations and individuals like you to survive. if you’d like to know more about supporting Sidewalk, please contact us at sidewalk@sidewalkfest.com.

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Sunday, August 26 • 2:10pm - 3:54pm
The Guardians sponsored by Southern Jewish Life

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First Church Birmingham is proud to sponsor the Life & Liberty Sidebar at the 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions.

Documentary
Directed By Billie Mintz
Run Time 104 Minutes
USA
Life & Liberty

Rudy and Rennie North were happily enjoying their retirement years in their upscale Las Vegas community. Then a stranger arrived, identified herself as their new guardian and confiscated their lives. The North’s story, among others, is profiled in THE GUARDIANS, a documentary that shines light on the legal kidnapping of elderly people. Using court orders, professional for-profit guardians are able to take control of individuals’ healthcare and financial decisions, exerting complete authority, separating individuals from friends, families and spouses and stealing entire estates.

- Charlie Sanders

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Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret

The Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret is proudly sponsored by Carrigan's Public House.This uniquely elegant space has been host to professional productions, holiday performances and special concerts for more than a decade.

Sponsors
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Carrigan's

Craft cocktail and beer bar with elevated bar food on historic Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
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First Church Birmingham

We are First Church, an Open Place for ALL to Worship, Grow, and Serve, and there is a valuable place for you in our community of faith.First Church Birmingham proudly sponsors and hosts the Life & Liberty sidebar at Sidewalk Film Festival.
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Red Mountain Theatre Company

Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, Alabama exists to enrich, educate, and engage our community through theatre. Join us this season.
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Southern Jewish Life

Southern Jewish Life Magazine covers the interesting people and places, plus the incredible food and culture of the Jewish Deep South.


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