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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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Sunday, August 26 • 10:00am - 11:38am
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Mr. Gele: The Man. The Story. The Craft. (USA)
dir. Gladys Edeh
14.5 min
A documentary profiling the intriguing life of Mr. Segun Gele, a Master craftsman of the African Headwrap, also known as the Gele.

My Name Is Marc, And You Can Count On It (USA)
dir. Lindsey Phillips
13.5 min
Everyone has that local commercial. You know the one. Late at night. Weird. Hilarious. Legendary. Who made that? Why? Documentary film My Name Is Marc, And You Can Count On It goes behind the scenes at Norton Furniture in Cleveland, Ohio, and meets the man who created his own infamously bizarre late night TV commercials for the store. This film — titled after his famous catchphrase — sets out to find the method to his madness.

Sweet Love (USA)
dir. Stephen Crompton
20 min
Alvin Bojar, a retired entertainment producer, now lives in Sun City Center, Florida, which is one of the state’s many so-called “active living” communities for persons over-55. Alvin sees his current home as a sort of “heaven’s waiting room”, but his sense of humour endures. From the confines of this retirement dreamscape, Alvin recounts his experiences, from more than forty years earlier, of writing and producing a bizarre softcore porn film called Fongaluli. It tells the story of a scientist who discovers a rare plant leaf that temporarily transforms his pet lobster into a beautiful woman, presenting new possibilities for interbreeding.

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Needles & Threads (USA)
dir. Alyssa Abreu & Moises Vargas
9.5 min
The tragic effect of one woman's addiction on two families

My Grandfather's Memory Book (USA)
dir. Colin Levy
4.5 min
A personal reflection about an unusual sketchbook that captures a lifetime of memories, connecting three generations through drawings, writings and dialogue.

David and the Kingdom (USA)
dir. Brian Paccione & Woodrow Travers
22.5 min
After rehabilitating two abandoned baby moose, David Lawrence vows to never harm another living thing. When tragedy strikes, David is forced to confront a violent past that transforms a story of redemption into a meditation on human contradiction.

Mickey's Pets
dir. Ashley S. Brandon
13 min
With a trusty peacock in tow a young taxidermist must overcome her insecurities to win first place at the U.S. National Taxidermy Championships.

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