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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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Monday, August 20
 

7:00pm

Brewmaster
Documentary
Directed By Douglas Tirola
95 Minutes
USA

Be advised: all BREWMASTER tickets now come with a tour of Cahaba Brewing Company and a tasting to follow the screening. You won't want to miss it!

BREWMASTER spotlights the Master Cicerone exam, the beer world's answer to the Master Sommelier. In 2017, there were only 16 Master Cicerones worldwide. The documentary follows one mans quest to become a Master Cicerone and defeat the grueling, two-day exam. The documentary also features the voices of extreme home brewing enthusiasts, established brewery owners from around the country, and pioneering industry figures that sacrificed everything to pursue the art of brewing beer. BREWMASTER is required viewing for craft beer experts and enthusiasts.

- Rachel Ahrnsen

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Cahaba Brewing Company

Low-key, 8,000-sq.-ft. microbrewery & taproom featuring craft beers, events & more.



Monday August 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:35pm
Cahaba Brewing Company 4500 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
 
Tuesday, August 21
 

7:00pm

Screentalk: Sidewalk Shorts Preview
Join us for a preview screening of short films from this year’s Sidewalk Festival 2018 weekend. You’ll have the chance to sample music videos, family films, comedies, documentaries, narratives, local films, and animated content.

Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions
Tuesday, August 21st
Doors at 6:00pm/Film at 7:00pm/Panel immediately following
TIckets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for students
Carrigan's Public House

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Carrigan's

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


Tuesday August 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carrigan's Public House 2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Wednesday, August 22
 

7:00pm

SHOUT Opening Night: Studio 54 sponsored by Saturn - SOLD OUT
dir. Matt Tyrnauer
98 min
Documentary
USA

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism, a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, introverted straight Ian Schrager and extroverted gay Steve Rubell, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society - one in which being queer was cool. Now, almost 40 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club's hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

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Here TV

Here TV is the exclusive platform for LGBT filmmakers, artists and performers to showcase award-winning films and series in their original, uncensored form.
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Saturn

Live music venue in Avondale, Alabama.



Wednesday August 22, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturn 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
 
Thursday, August 23
 

5:30pm

Filmmaker Welcome Reception
**LANYARDS ONLY**

Join us for a special reception on the rooftop of the Kress building in downtown Birmingham! Food, drinks, and music will help welcome our attending filmmakers to the Magic City.

Thursday August 23, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Kress Building 301 19th St N (rooftop), Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Friday, August 24
 

5:00pm

Opening Night Filmmaker & Donor Reception
Sponsors
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Cahaba Brewing Company

Low-key, 8,000-sq.-ft. microbrewery & taproom featuring craft beers, events & more.
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Coca-Cola

Share a coke.
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Roots & Revelry

Globally inspired plates made with local ingredients are served in a renovated 19-story tower.


Friday August 24, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Roots & Revelry 1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

8:00pm

Opening Night—White Tide: The Legend of Culebra sponsored by Kinetic
Documentary
Directed By Theo Love
Run Time 83 Minutes
USA

Opening Night
A victim of the Great Recession, Florida family man, Rodney Hyden, hears a fantastical tale that he thinks just might be the answer to his ever-mounting debt. A Caribbean Island with buried treasure in the form of $2-million worth of cocaine and a verbal treasure map virtually pointing to the locale of the fortune. What
could it possibly hurt to try and find the loot and dig it up? While a cautionary tale of the trappings of the American dream and the story of good-intentions-gone-bad, the docu-narrative WHITE TIDE is also a heartening and fun as heck roller coaster ride of a film. The stylish, lager-than-life, action- heist-thriller-documentary will kick Sidewalk weekend off in the true spirit of fantastical Southern storytelling. Multi-year Sidewalk Film Festival alums, director Theo Love and producer Bryan Storkel, along with subject Rodney Hyden and Alabama native Jamie Hyden, are scheduled to join us for opening night. Party and treasure hunt to follow the screening.

- 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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Friday August 24, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:00pm

Opening Night After Party
Join us for the Opening Night After-party in the beautiful Alabama Theatre directly following the film! Admission to this party is provided with Opening Night Film+Party passes, Weekend Passes, and VIP passes. 

Sponsors
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Cahaba Brewing Company

Low-key, 8,000-sq.-ft. microbrewery & taproom featuring craft beers, events & more.


Friday August 24, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday August 25, 2018 1:00am
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203
 
Saturday, August 25
 

9:15am

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema "Sunrise" Tour
Join us for a brief pre-contruction tour of the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema space. Coffee and doughnuts provided!

9:30am

Casting Workshop with Amey René and Matthew Morgan
This event requires separate paid registration through Acting Out! Academy.

Speakers
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Amey René

Amey René Casting
Amey René  is an Artios Award-nominated casting director whose career has covered TV, feature films, and commercials. Many of her films have premiered at the Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals. Her last series was Everything Sucks! for Netflix... Read More →

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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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Birmingham Business Journal

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10:00am

SideTalks: Film and Political Action
Join us as Jenny Mackenzie, documentary filmmaker, and Mike Blum, animator of political PSAs, discuss the power of film to effect change. Moderated by Virginia Newcomb. Panels are free.


Director & Producer, Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D.’s previous work focuses on bringing social and racial justice issues as well as public health dilemmas far beyond the screening room to maximize discussions, education, outreach, and social change. Her films include Kick Like A Girl, Where’s Herbie? , Lead With Love, Invisible Disabilities, Sugar BabiesDying in Vein the Opiate Generation, and Quite Heroes, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance film festival.  Kick Like A Girl premiered on HBO, was nominated for an IDA award, and is being used in school curricula around the country, fostering discussions of gender equality. Her other films have been on HULU, LOGO, AMAZON, and iTunes. Her newest film Deep South Cancer Fighter’s is premiering this afternoon at 12:30 at Sidewalk. Jenny earned a BA from Brown University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.


Mike Blum owns the boutique, animation studio, Pipsqueak Films and is a sought after speaker who lectures around the world about animation-related topics. He is also an Emmy-nominated director and has won many awards in his multiple capacities as director, writer and producer. Mike’s teams at Pipsqueak Films have completed animation service work for clients including Comedy Central, Netflix, MTV, PBS and Explosm Entertainment and have completed multiple advertising spots for diverse clients such as Kastner & Partners, Matrixx Software and Chuck & Charlie. Mike has personally created and sold animated series to places like Cartoon Network, DreamWorksTV and Defy Media.
 
Mike recently finished showrunning of the animated series SUPER SLACKERS for David Silverman (THE SIMPSONS) which launched the new 420tv network. He is the creator and showrunner of both the award-winning animated series FIFI: CAT THERAPIST (DreamWorks TV) and GET MY GOAT (DreamWorks TV). Prior to that, Mike was the creator and showrunner of the hit animated digital series, SAMURAI! DAYCARE (Defy Media), and showrunner THE ADVENTURES OF BAXTER & MCGUIRE (Comedy Central), a CG series which earned Mike an Emmy nomination and which screened in competition at Sundance and Annecy. He also is writer/producer/director of the CG short, THE ZIT (PBS), which screened in over 100 festivals and won numerous international awards.  Mike sold and developed a segment for Disney’s TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS and also produced the multiple award-winning, live-action feature, THE PLAYBACK SINGER (House Lights Media/Inception), which won the New Visions award at the Cinequest Film Festival and has been available on VOD, DVD, Amazon and other digital platforms since its theatrical run.   
 
Mike co-founded Our Next 4 Years in 2017 which has rapidly grown to include over 300 animation professionals -- many Oscar and Emmy winners and nominees among them. They have already released nearly 30 PSAs covering a range of progressive issues. Mike serves as the CCO for the organization.
 
Mike is currently developing numerous animated series for both kids and adults. He is an active member of both the PGA and WGA.

Richard O'Connor - Producer/Director has been making animated things for a quarter of a century. These have included theatrical features (Frank Oz' "The Stepford Wives", Merchant/Ivory's "White Countess", Rebecca Miller's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee"), documentaries ("Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns", "Chicago Ten", "Nursery University"), television (Nickelodeon's "Kablam!", Cartoon Network's "Big Bag", PBS' "Between the Lions") and commercials. Richard's first job producing animation was for a Sesame Workshop series in 1996 that was billed as the first US series created by a Latina female.  It was about a cat with a magical telescope that could see children's emotions. Since he has created work for a range of productions including documentaries concerning public education, undocumented immigrants and animal welfare. Currently his studio is creating an ongoing series of oral history animated films with StoryCorps. He has taught at Parsons School of Design, NYU, University of the Arts, and Rhode Island School Design. Currently, he serves on the steering committee of Our Next 4 Years

Moderators
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Virginia Newcomb

Virginia Newcomb is an American actress, producer, and filmmaker known for Peacock (2010) with Cillian Murphy, The Office, and Reed Morano's episode of Halt & Catch Fire. Virginia's work has recently returned her to the South for starring roles in the upcoming A24 produced film by... Read More →

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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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Birmingham Business Journal

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10:00am

Saturday Brunch with Roots & Revelry
Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Roots & Revelry 1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:00am

Attaché
Directed by Melissa Pace Overholt
80 Minutes
USA

As one of the poorest states in the country, Mississippi lands at the bottom of many lists. There’s at least one exception, the Clinton, Mississippi High School Attache Show Choir is considered to be amongst the most successful in history. In a region where arts and music funding have been virtually demolished, Clinton public high school manages to thrive. Composed of students from different backgrounds, Attache unites its members and, together, they rise above, consistently beating the odds. This documentary provides an inside look at the award-winning Attache.

- Rachel Morgan


Venues
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Rushton Theater at McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center’s mission is to “spark wonder and curiosity about our world though hands-on science.” To accomplish this mission, McWane Science Center combines our unique assets to create unique, hands-on, science-learning experiences that parents and teachers value and... Read More →



Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:20am
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Michelin Stars: Tales From the Kitchen sponsored by Les Dames d'Escoffier
Documentary
Run Time 82 Minutes
Directed By Rasmus Dinesen
USA

For over 100 years, the Michelin Guide has served as the ultimate authority on the world’s top restaurants. To many, earning the coveted Michelin 3-star ranking has been regarded as the highest achievement possible in the culinary world. MICHELIN STARS: TALES FROM THE KITCHEN takes us around the globe to these top restaurants to admire their beautiful dishes and to understand the great, sometimes maddening, lengths these chefs go to reach the pinnacle of their craft and to maintain such status.

- Kyle McKinnon

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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This Is Alabama

This is Alabama as it should be told.


Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:22am
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:00am

Love, Gilda sponsored by Alain Bouchard & Deanna Newman
Documentary
Directed By Lisa Dapolito
Run Time 88 Minutes
USA

Almost thirty years after her untimely death, LOVE GILDA skillfully constructs the cinematic biography of legendary comedian Gilda Radner via interviews, writings, home movies, and, most impressively, recently discovered audiotapes. Featuring interviews with Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Cecily Strong and more, LOVE GILDA is a beautiful time capsule of a documentary. Hearing Radner reflect on her life in her own words and voice is a true privilege and watching her successors bask in the glow of Radner‘s writings is breathtaking.

- Rachel Morgan

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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 10:00am - 11:28am
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:00am

Father's Kingdom
Documentary
Directed By Lenny Feinberg
Run Time 95 Minutes
USA
Life & Liberty
Black Lens

For the first half of the twentieth century, a spiritual leader who called himself Father Divine led an integrated congregation and was an important voice calling for racial harmony amid the Great Depression. Despite his prominence, today he is largely forgotten — but his remaining followers, now mostly elderly, still live in a secluded manor, adhering to his preaching. FATHERS KINGDOM shines a light on this controversial cult leader whose words still inspire a dwindling few.

- Corey Craft

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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.

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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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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.



Saturday August 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:35am
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:00am

Saturday Alabama Shorts
Moonshine
dir. Michael McFarland & Michael Greene
3.5 min
To aide the struggling prohibition movement, a man must destroy moonshine where it starts.

Alex
dir. Ann Kathleen Williams
5.5 min
A babysitter realizes her new client is not what he appears.

Double Tap
dir. Thomas Coiner
4 min
Lauren's insta-famous friend comes to Birmingham for a visit. They soon realize they aren't alone.

RWB
dir. Lauren Musgrove
4.5 min
A father, a doll, and a secret backstory evoke stomach turns of laughter and disgust as this story of possession unfolds.

Deadbolt
dir. Ian Cunningham & Zac Simon
3 min
Sara's been entrusted with her baby brother's well-being, but she's got her friend Sherry coming over to watch him so she can go on a date. That date's looking less and less likely.

Nobody's Darling
dir. Robyn Hicks
14 min
In order to make her way to California after the suicide of her father, a young woman turns to prostitution. Along the way, she meets an older widower and, together, they find common ground.

Jack, the Dead Kid
dir. Ellie Stayner
10 min
Siblings Abel and Delilah try to continue their youthful days in the summer after the tragic death of their friend, Jack.

Trumpet
dir. Benjamin Flanagan
12.5 min
An Alabama marching band alum travels back to campus for a college homecoming performance only to lose his trumpet moments before kickoff.

Big and Tall
dir. Clint Till
15 min
A young girl and her best friend set off into the woods to find proof of a mythological creature.

A Grain of Truth
dir. Faith Bruner & Jason O'Brien
22.5 min
The love between Dale and Savinna seemingly ended many years ago. Both moved on in life, but when they unexpectedly meet again in the very place they first fell in love, new insights help them realize the true details of what they had together, and what really happened that tore them apart so long ago.

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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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10:05am

When Jeff Tried to Save the World sponsored by Goodwyn, Mills, & Cawood
Narrative
Directed By Kendall Goldberg
Run Time: 92 Mins
USA

They’re not going to close Winky’s World if Jeff (Jon Heder) has anything to say about it! When word gets out about the impending sale of beloved, aging bowling alley, Winky’s World, slacker manager Jeff springs into action to save the day. Calling on the nostalgia of the good old days, when Winky’s World was in its
prime, Jeff manages to heroically rally everyone together to try and keep things afloat, but will his plan work or is it simply time to move on?

- Michael Shelton


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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 →

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Saturday August 25, 2018 10:05am - 11:37am
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:10am

6th Annual Saturday Morning Cartoons: Birthday Edition
Run Time 90 Minutes

For the 6th year in a row Sidewalk programmers have compiled an awesome selection of 1980's and 90's cartoons and vintage Saturday morning commercials for the start of your Sidewalk weekend. To accompany the fun-packed screening there will be a free cereal bar, plus juice and coffee. So launch into your Sidewalk
2018 weekend the right way, by loading up on carbs, crazy cartoon antics and good company. Because it’s Sidewalks 20th birthday this years cartoon extravaganza will be filled with festive surprises... and cake! Fun for all ages!

- Rachel Morgan

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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.


10:15am

Alone in the Game sponsored by Brandino Brass
Documentary
Directed By Natalie Metzger, Michael Rohrbaugh
Run Time 95 Minutes
Shout
Life & Liberty

The LGBTQ community has seen political and social gains in the last few decades, but ALONE IN THE GAME highlights the continuing discrimination, fear, and depression experienced by U.S. LGBTQ professional athletes. The documentary highlights the unique challenges that LGBTQ athletes face from
teammates and the general public in a context where ideals of masculinity and femininity are rigid and heteronormativity reigns supreme. After considering the presented interviews with current and former athletes you won’t experience sports culture the same way again.

- Kate Michel

Trailer

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

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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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10:20am

Documentary Shorts 1
Broken/Fixed
dir. Joanne Feinberg
5 min
USA
BROKEN/FIXED centers around a conversation with the filmmaker's 83 year-old mother and 17 year-old daughter about our complicated and complex relationship with our Jewish noses.

Death Metal Grandma
dir. Leah Galant
13.5 min
USA
97 year old Holocaust Survivor, Inge Ginsberg, rose to fame as a songwriter for legendary musicians such as Doris Day, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole. The short documentary interweaves the rich personal history of Inge’s life as she attempts to merge her personal lyrics with the contemporary genre of Death Metal.

True Love, True Crime on an American Bus
dir. Nicholas Coles
11 min
True crime and true love collide on a rundown tour bus in this film about an eccentric couple and their quest to preserve Los Angeles history one crime scene at a time.

Lonesome Willcox
dir. Ryan Maxey
12 min
USA
Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople. This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day. But he’s keeping it alive for the old folks, and looking for redemption over the airwaves.

Crisanto Street
dir. Paloma Martinez
11.75 min
USA
In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a hidden community thrives despite difficult circumstances. For one resident, eight-year-old Geovany Cesario, impending change is bittersweet.

Pumpkin Movie
dir. Sophy Romvari
10.25 minutes
Two women carve pumpkins together over Skype as they discuss a year's worth of negative interactions with men.

tomnoddy
dir. Charles Poekel
12.75 min
USA
A profile of Tom Noddy, versatile street performer and bubble artist.

I've Seen So Much
dir. Gonzalo Guajardo
5 min
Spain
Sintayehu Tesale is an Ethiopian carpenter. But not only. He is an inspiring person; one of those who leave a mark on you when you meet him. He is persevering, he is positive, he boosts your strength, he encourages you to stand up. He is, in summary, a motivational person. Maybe, part of this strength comes from his own struggles, from his own experience, from the fact that he is one of the few carpenters in the world who does not use his hands, but his feet, due to an undiagnosed disability. This is the story of Sintayehu, the story of his life.

62 Days
dir. Rebecca Haimowitz
28 min
USA
When Marlise died, the battle for her life began. 62 DAYS tells the story of Marlise Muñoz, a brain-dead pregnant woman whose family was forced to keep her on life support against her wishes.

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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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10:45am

Sickies Making Films
Documentary
dir. Joe Tropea
83 min

A love letter to film history, Sickies Making Films looks at our urge to censor movies and asks, Why? By focusing on the Maryland Board of Censors, the nation’s longest lasting censor board, we discover reasons both absurd and surprisingly understandable.

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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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12:05pm

By Kids 4 Kids
Time to Get Stocks
dir. Wiley Cooper
5 min
USA - AL
Fun with the stock market.

Adventures in Time
dir. Ella Cook, Mary Katherine Malone
7 min
USA - AL
A family trip turns into a trip through time for two kids.

The Magic 8 Ball
dir. Bailey Corley, Mary Cate Cone, Barrett Poole
12 min
USA - AL
A young girl allows a Magic 8 Ball to make her decisions concerning a new girl in class.

Playing It Cool
dir. Daniel Bussey
11 min
USA - AL
A school is thrown into confusion when a talented girl shakes up the established cliques.

Shining Stars
dir. Jay Galloway
11.5 min
USA - AL
A camera crew is sent to document the final day of the Shining Star Competition, a week long camp designed to find the next child star.

Dream A Little Dream
dir. Ethan Ron, Daniel Bussey
9 min
USA - AL
A group of kids struggle between reality and dreams.

War Tide Roll Eagle
dir. Daniel Bussey
10 min
USA - AL
Big football fans accidentally eat magic gumbo and switch team allegiances.

Law and Disorder
dir. Daniel Bussey
12.5 min
USA - AL
A cop in a sleepy town discovers a warlord from another world is kidnapping citizens.

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Rushton Theater at McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center’s mission is to “spark wonder and curiosity about our world though hands-on science.” To accomplish this mission, McWane Science Center combines our unique assets to create unique, hands-on, science-learning experiences that parents and teachers value and... Read More →


Saturday August 25, 2018 12:05pm - 1:22pm
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:10pm

Never Goin' Back
Narrative
Directed By Augustine Frizzell
Run Time 85 Minutes
USA

Best friends Jessie and Angela want nothing more than to get out of their hot Texas town and sit by the ocean with donuts in hand. Being 17, broke and on the verge of eviction, a summer beach trip is not that simple of a goal, but nothing is going to stop them from trying. Gross-out comedy meets high-energy manifesto, NEVER GOIN’ BACK is beyond a love letter to female friendship, it’s a middle-finger declaration that nothing else is nearly as important.

- Rachel Morgan

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Lyric Theatre

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Saturday August 25, 2018 12:10pm - 1:35pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

12:15pm

Three Identical Strangers sponsored by UAB School of Public Health
Documentary
Directed By Tim Wardle
Run Time 96 Minutes
USA
PG-13
Life & Liberty

Identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different families, are reunited in the most improbable of circumstances in 1980s New York. Their story becomes a media sensation, propelling the brothers into the spotlight. But the truth behind their separation is more shocking than anyone could have anticipated, exposing a powerful conspiracy. One of the most talked about documentaries of the year, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS examines the invisible and controlling bonds of family.

- Corey Craft


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Alabama Theatre

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Saturday August 25, 2018 12:15pm - 1:51pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

12:20pm

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

Documentary
Directed By Joel Fendelman
Run Time 54 Minutes
USA
Life & Liberty

Accepting the warped societal norms of vicious surroundings takes the spotlight in this documentary. MAN ON FIRE is centered on the 2014 sacrificial suicide of preacher Charles Moore. The 79-year-old preacher returned to his hometown in Texas to execute a brutal self-immolation. Moore left only a rough outline
regarding his suicide, a note on the dashboard of his car. The documentary examines the problems of dealing with racial bigotry in Everywhere, America.

- Charlie Sanders

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Saturday August 25, 2018 12:20pm - 1:14pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

12:20pm

Documentary Shorts 2
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

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12:25pm

Thunder Road
Narrative
Directed By Jim Cummings
Run Time 90 Minutes
USA

Officer Jim Arnaud has trouble growing up. Everything he has done to become an adult has been riddled with ever-present shortcomings. The worst part of it all is that he can’t identify exactly what the underlying problems are in his life. In the shadow of his mother’s death, daily life pressures come to a head. A full on tour de force, Jim Cummings writes, directs and stars in the award-winning THUNDER ROAD. The filmmaker provided synopsis perhaps summarizes it best: Officer Arnaud loved his Mom.

- Charlie Sanders & Rachel Morgan

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Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret

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12:30pm

Still KD: Documenting Sports In Film
Brandon Loper will present his short documentary, Still KD: Through The Noise, about Kevin Durant and discuss some of the challenges and rewards of creating documentaries about sports. 

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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12:30pm

306 Hollywood sponsored by Four Corners Gallery
Documentary
Directed By Elan Bogarín, Jonathan Bogarín
Run Time 94 Minutes
U.S.A./Hungary

What is a human life made of? Among an endless plethora of objects, both fantastical and benign, emerges a portrait of the 20th century, embodied in a bold, matriarchal Jewish household. A brother and sister turn their late grandmother’s house into an archaeological excavation site. In so doing, they create a stylized arrangement of shapes and colors, a ghost story of American culture, as well as a meditation on the authorship and purpose of archives.

- Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier

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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Saturday August 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:52pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

12:35pm

Alabama Documentary Shorts 2
Dol
dir. Ava Lowrey
5.5 min
For over 30 years Dolester “Dol” Miles has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe, and Chez Fonfon, creating a legacy of delicious desserts and leaving a lasting mark on the Birmingham, Alabama, dining scene.

Riders: The Stories Behind the Rescues
dir. Rubayet Kamal & Vivek Singh
11 min
Fire Station 2 is an active station in Birmingham’s Southside and the people who work them describe the calls that stay with them

We Are Southtown
dir. John Aiken & Hannah Bae
9 min
Residents in Southtown Public Housing are concerned about what will happen to them as the valuable land they live on is redeveloped

Dear, Inescapable
dir. Sarah Cheshire & Sophie Strohmeier
15 min
The St. James Hotel, located at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, has born witness to much of the city’s painful history, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and has remained a resilient community anchor throughout. Just years after an expensive community-driven restoration effort, economic decline and unresolved civic tensions have led this beloved community heirloom into decay. Now, with the windows of the St. James boarded up, Selma residents grapple with the multiple meanings the hotel holds, while reflecting on the ghostly presences, personal memories, and passed-down lore contained within its walls.

The Country Priest
dir. Carlos Estrada
10.5 min
When a chapel along the U.S.-Mexico border is threatened by the potential, impending, wall, a local priest and the surrounding community fight back.

Madeleine Burnett (Rising Above)
dir. Alan Moore
5.5 min
Stars fell on Alabama, but this 11-year-old singer/songwriter is a rising star. As she overcomes bullying, she dreams of attending the prestigious Juilliard School.

Quiet Please
dir. Ingrid Pfau
19 min
Goalball is tough, fierce, and powerful. It's also the first sport designed specifically for athletes with visual impairments. Quiet Please is a story of friendship & sport told through players from Birmingham, Alabama.

Deep South Cancer Fighters
dir. Jenny Mackenzie
27 min
In Eutaw AL, poverty, few medical resources and low education levels contribute to cancer health disparities. Poverty and racism are compounded in the face of a cancer diagnosis.

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1:00pm

Black Lens Shorts
A Conversation with the Devil
dir. Jonathan Jackson
7.5 min
In his first televised interview, Satan tries to set the record straight on his life and his view of death, clocks, the bible, Jesus, and humanity.

It's Just a Gun
dir. Brian Robau
14 min
When a young boy named Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.

Limits
dir. Kevon Pryce
18 min
While trying to figure out what he wants out of life, Marcus notices his relationship is falling apart, but this soon opens the door to a bigger truth. 

Mid-City Blues
dir. Kris Wilson
16 min
A hopeful police academy graduate races to get to his badge-pinning ceremony in his civilian clothes, but after he is delayed by on-duty officers during a routine traffic stop, he gains a newfound perspective on his career of choice.

PAWG - Day 12
dir. John Eddins
19.5 min
Lovers reunite 12 days after one of them gets a whole new lease on love.

Straight Line
dir. Carl Harrison, Jr.
15 min
Inspired by the true story of legendary musician Sam Cooke and the incident that birthed "A Change Is Gonna Come," Straight Line follows a band of young black musicians known as "Lost Identity.”

The Future is Bright
dir. Courtney Faye Powell
10 min
In 1979, a local newscaster prepares to cover an anti-KKK protest in Greensboro, NC, and realizes that she may never be ready for the events to come.

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1:15pm

Call Her Ganda sponsored by Al's On Seventh
Documentary
Directed By PJ Raval
Run Time 97 Minutes
USA/Philippines
Shout
Life & Liberty

In 2014, Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina woman, was found murdered, and all evidence pointed to a young U.S. serviceman as the culprit. The subsequent trial had international repercussions, rocking the relationship between America and the Philippines and sparking protests over transphobia and the neo colonial mindset of the U.S. military. This shocking documentary examines the impunity with which American soldiers are permitted to behave in the Philippines — for which the trans community has paid a heavy and tragic toll.

- Corey Craft

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

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2:00pm

The Gospel of Eureka
Documentary
Directed By Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
Run Time 75 Minutes
USA
Shout
Life & Liberty

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is home to one of the longest-running outdoor passion plays in America, held under a giant statue of Christ. It’s also home to a vibrant gay community that hosts drag karaoke nights and pride parades. It seems like all God’s children get along in Eureka Springs, from the Christian gay bar owner to the out and proud pastor, in this affectionate, gentle portrait of small town devoutness and acceptance.

- Corey Craft

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Saturday August 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

2:15pm

I Can't... I Have Rehearsal
Documentary
Directed By Maddie Orton
Run Time
USA

Family Film Festival

Six disparate New Jersey high schools compete for The Rising Star Awards, considered to be ‘the Tonys of New Jersey high school musical theatre’. The competition requires all schools to perform the same show, in this case Mary Poppins. Covering rehearsals to opening night, I CAN’T... I HAVE A REHEARSAL provides a fascinating inside look at the impact that budget, resources and parental support can have on success.

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Rushton Theater at McWane Science Center

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Saturday August 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:20pm

Skate Kitchen sponsored by Paul Bates Architect
Skate Kitchen
Directed by Crystal Moselle
USA | 100 Minutes
Saturday | 2:20 PM
Lyric Theatre
Rated R


The Wolf Pack (Sidewalk 2015) director, Crystal Moselle’s narrative debut, Skate Kitchen stylishly conveys the story of outsider Camille who makes fast friends with a group of fellow skateboarders. Similar to the backstory regarding The Wolf Pack, Moselle randomly met the core cast of non-actors on a train. She enlisted them for a short film, expanding the relationship for Skate Kitchen.  A candid urban coming-of-age tale, the film also explores the challenges faced by young women moving within unavoidable male-centric spaces and the incredible importance of female friendship in modern America.
- Rachel Morgan

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Lyric Theatre

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Saturday August 25, 2018 2:20pm - 4:00pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

2:30pm

Film Festival Alliance presents Meet The Programmers
Film Festival Programmers from Sidewalk Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, and Cucalorus Film Festival will answer questions about how to get your film into a festival, what programmers are looking for, and how the selection process typically works.

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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2:35pm

Support The Girls
Narrative
Directed By Andrew Bujalski
Run Time 90 Minutes
USA
Black Lens

Lisa (Regina Hall) is an overworked manager at regional, just-off-the-interstate Hooters knock-off, Double Whammies. She navigates the usual challenges of running a sports bar while being underappreciated and second-guessed. A break-in and employee in a bad relationship raise the stakes on the usual hokum. Leading the cast, Hall’s character balances tolerance and strength with building fury as she navigates the unavoidable culture of misogyny. Yet her most driving trait, like the undercurrent of the film, is simple kindness. SUPPORT THE GIRLS sub-textually raises the questions: what is strength and what is success, yet, all-the-while, delivers a super funny alt-comedy.

- Rachel Morgan

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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 2:35pm - 4:05pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

2:45pm

Chained for Life
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

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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Saturday August 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

2:45pm

Relaxer
Narrative
Directed By Joel Potrykus
Run Time 91 Minutes
USA

With Y2k around the corner, Abbie is coerced into undertaking a dare by his brother Cam to beat an unbeatable level of Pac-Man. The $100,000 cash prize offered by PC Magazine seems like a harmless enough motivator. However, Cam is clearly lording over his less than mentally stable brother. Through a set of grueling endurance challenges, including a requirement to remain on the couch until his task is complete and chugging gallons of milk, Abbie’s world begins to spiral into complete chaos.

- Charlie Sanders

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Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret

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2:45pm

Union sponsored by Val Group
Narrative
Directed By Whit Hamilton
Run Time 135 Minutes
USA, Alabama
Shout, AL Film

In UNION, love wins the battle in an epic story of survival and devotion. Set in the midst of the Civil War, Grace takes on the identity of her dead brother, Henry, in order to survive. Although wounded in battle, she manages to escape and return home to Henry’s beloved Virginia. Together, they form an unbreakable bond that will carry them through the remainder of the treacherous war and beyond. UNION is a gorgeously crafted, historical love story.

- Michael Shelton

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3:00pm

Comedy Shorts
Rattled (United Arab Emirates)
dir. Jafaar Almadhoon
10 min
Mohammed's traditional search for a bride has resulted in over twelve rejections. As his opportunities seem to be disappearing, Mohammed finds hope in wearing his late father's lucky ring to his next "meeting". Much to his surprise, he finds himself with Laila, a bride he failed to impress before.

Lovely Day (USA)
dir. Veronica Rodriguez
8.5 min
After the death of her mother, a young woman becomes a depressed recluse in her apartment until her two best friends show up to take her on a trip... an acid trip.

Skullcrush (Australia)
dir. Liam Fitzgibbon
5.5 min
The suburban misadventures of a tough-talking, middle-aged drug dealer and her 16-year-old best friend.

Selfie Shtick (USA)
dir. Mohit Jaswal
4 min
Two video bloggers find true love.

Maude (USA)
dir. Anna Margaret Hollyman
10 min
A woman babysits her friend's child and things go awry.

We Summoned a Demon (USA)
dir. Chris McInroy
6 min
They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.

We Know Where You Live (USA)
dir. Honora Talbott
13.5 min
When a Mexican American couple moves into a trendy, gentrifying LA neighborhood, two hipsters invite themselves over to offer a 'warm welcome.' But as the night goes on, it’s clear these neighbors are not what they seem: cold pressed, cold brewed, and cold blooded.

Girl Powder (USA)
dir. Annelise Ogaard
5.5. min
Jessica is the CEO of a hip, millennial drug cartel. Her assistant Louise handles all the little details.

This Is A Short Film We're Submitting To Film Festivals (USA)
dir. Liz Manashil
4.5 min
A self-referential musical about the struggle of film festival life.

The PA Stays in the Picture (USA)
dir. Arielle Apfel & Claire Dub
6 min
On the set of an indie horror film, the cast and crew face the wrath of a nicotine-starved director desperately in search of a cigarette and coffee. A chipper PA is on the way to save the day, but what she finds will definitely make her re-think her career choice, no matter how much that degree from NYU cost.

Unexpected Company (USA)
dir. Kerry Miller
16 min
Dysfunctional sisters Angela and Ellen are forced to endure a dreary reclusive existence, due to the dark secret they share. An unexpected visit from Ellen's handsome co-worker may prove to be their salvation or their undoing.

Kick Tac (France)
dir. Felix Farny
24 min
A watchmaker in his forties, Christophe’s life is as regular – and monotonous – as clockwork. One day, a break in the routine: a brush with death and a new neighbour whose round-the-clock drumming is starting to wind him up.

Still excerpted from "Girl Powder," director Annelise Ogaard.

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3:30pm

Alabama Documentary Shorts I sponsored by Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market
While I Yet Live
dir. Maris Curran
14.5 min
Five acclaimed African American quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, talk about love, religion and the fight for civil rights as they continue the tradition of quilting that originally brought them together.

A Penny for Your Thoughts
dir. Corey Carpenter
9 min
An animated look into the writing of Arthur Bremer’s diary in the days leading up to his attempted assassination of George Wallace.

The Journey of the Kings
dir. Abayomi Mason-Robinson & Dawson Miles
10 min
The non-profit Growing Kings specializes in mentoring African-American boys and teens through school and afterschool programs

6th Graders School Roy Moore's Attorney
dir. Sam Frazier, Jr.
3.5 min
Two 6th graders attempt to correct the litany of grammatical errors made by Roy Moore’s attorney in his letter demanding Alabama's largest news outlet retract its publications of Moore’s sexual misconduct. Paid $0.50 by their mother for each corrected error, these boys not only stand to get rich, but also to help change an election.

Crowe's
dir. James Radford
10.5 min
A love letter to a small town chicken shack.

Connections of Cos-Playing
dir. David Love
12 min
This film dives into the world of Cos-Play and prop making, following several people who have made cos-play more than just a fun hobby and into a community.

A Stable Mystic
dir. Randal Crow
10 min
Jesse Frazier is a man of few worldly possessions, but has a wealth of wisdom for living life.

Magic City Blues
dir. Connor Lyons
7 min
Magic City Blues tells the story of Birmingham native Blues Singer Elnora Spencer from a rough childhood to a fabulous career singing with many of the greatest performers in Blues History and becoming a local favorite in Birmingham

942 Greene Avenue
dir. Anissa Latham
13 min
A college student retraces her family's footsteps during the Great Migration.

Type 2 Fun
dir. Sean Taylor
23 min
He’s hiked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and worked as a mountain guide on overnight trips up Volcanoes Acatenengo, Fuego, and Pacaya in Guatemala. On November 4th, 2017, William Wells attempted his first ultramarathon: The Pinhoti 100. 100.59 miles in 30 hours. An in-depth portrait on what it takes to compete and crew in an ultramarathon.

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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

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3:50pm

América
Documentary
Director Erick Stoll
Run Time 75 Minutes
USA/Mexico
Life & Liberty

In Colima, Mexico, three somewhat distant brothers reunite to take care of their adorable 93-year-old grandmother, América, after their father is arrested for neglect. This deeply intimate portrait of sacrifice and love captures the struggles of the young men as they feed and bathe her while nearly coming to blows over money and responsibilities. Beautifully shot, the film masterfully captures a story so personal, you can’t help but feel engaged.

- Kyle McKinnon

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

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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4:00pm

Stories Found with James Martin
James Martin, documentary filmmaker, will discuss his work with the US Embassy in Nairobi on the Stories Found initiative and showcase the human-focused short documentaries he's assisted emerging filmmakers in Kenya to make.

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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4:00pm

That Darn Cat! (1965) sponsored by Golden Flake
Narrative
Directed By Robert Stevenson
Run Time 116 Minutes
USA
Family Line-Up

DC (Darn Cat) is a mischievous Siamese tomcat that lives with polar opposite sisters, Inkie and Patti. One evening while stalking about the neighborhood, DC unwittingly follows a bank robber home, where he’s holding a teller hostage. The captive manages to wrangle a wristwatch, inscribed, “help”, onto the tomcat’s
neck. DC returns home, Patti discovers the watch and enlists the help of the FBI - the caper unfolds. There’s also a surfer named Canoe, nosey neighbor Mrs. MacDougal, Roddy McDowall, disguises and antics by the dozen. Cat lovers this one is for you.

- Rachel Morgan

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Rushton Theater at McWane Science Center

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Saturday August 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:46pm
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:05pm

Rodents of Unusual Size
Documentary
Directed By Chris Metzler
Run Time 71 Minutes
USA
Life & Liberty

A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal towns sounds more like the plot of a sci-fi movie than a documentary. But RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE is a true tale, one known well by the millions who reside in southern Louisiana. The rodents, who sport webbed feet and large orange teeth, are known as nutria. Introduced to the area during the Depression, importers believed their fur could be a source of income. Turns out, they were wrong.

- Charlie Sanders

Trailer

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

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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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Saturday August 25, 2018 4:05pm - 5:16pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

4:15pm

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema "Hard Hat Happy Hour"
Join us for a brief, pre-construction tour of the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema space with happy hour surprises!

4:40pm

The Guilty sponsored by MDM Design
Directed by Gustav Möller
Denmark | 85 Min
Saturday | 4:40 PM
Lyric Theater

Demoted police officer Asger (Jakob Cedergren) bides his time as an emergency dispatcher, begrudgingly fielding calls. As his shift nears its end a disturbing call comes in... As mystery unravels and complicates, the film not only questions the perception and subsequent actions of our main character, but also flips such ambiguity back on its audience. A one-location indie, virtually a one-hander and playing out in real time, The Guilty is an edge-of-the-seat, shockingly effective cinematic feat of a thriller.

- Rachel Morgan

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Saturday August 25, 2018 4:40pm - 6:05pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

5:00pm

Little Music Manchild: The Malik Kofi Story
dir. Malena Cunningham Anderson

Little Music Manchild: The Malik Kofi Story is an up-coming documentary that is touching, inspiring, and capturing national attention. Three-time EMMY winner, writer and producer, Malena Cunningham Anderson of Newslady Productions follows Malik Kofi, the astounding 11-year-old prodigy, Birmingham native, musician, scholar, public speaker, and future leader as he uses his musical skills to grab attention in the world of classical music.

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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Saturday August 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:34pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

5:00pm

Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate sponsored by Central Alabama Pride
Narrative
Directed By Matt Kugelman
Run Time 85 Minutes
USA
Shout

RuPaul’s Drag Race season six champ Bianca Del Rio suits up for this anticipated sequel to 2016’s Hurricane Bianca. Inside the Matt Kugelman-directed comedy, Del Rio (Roy Haylock) reprises the role of schoolteacher and forced drag queen Richard Martinez, who is tricked into taking a hard-to-resist trip to a queer-censored Russia by his cold-blooded nemesis Deborah Ward (Rachel Dratch). From there ensues a non-stop ride of shenanigans and shady-tossing humor. Plenty of Drag Race bait along with star-studded cameos abound in the supporting cast.

- J Matthew Cobb

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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.

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Central Alabama Pride

Central Alabama Pride, Inc. (CAP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to spreading the message of equality each year with the production of our LGBT Pride events which also brings together all Alabama citizens. We also support HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout... Read More →
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Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham, Alabama exists to enrich, educate, and engage our community through theatre. Join us this season.



5:00pm

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd sponsored by Alpha Lumber & Pentoir Construction
Documentary
Directed By Stephen Kijak
Run Time 95 Minutes
USA

IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW is the definitive film about southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The film traces the band from its humble roots as a redneck bar band from Jacksonville, Florida through their ascent to rock and roll stardom. The tragic plane crash that took the lives of three band members and a road manager has been widely covered, but this film offers new insight through archival footage and interviews along with current conversations and dialogue.

- Tom Richardson

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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 5:00pm - 6:35pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

5:30pm

Reimagining LGBTQ History with Ash Christian and Whitney Hamilton
Several of this year's SHOUT selections (Mapplethorpe, 1985, Wild Nights with Emily, Union, Miseducation of Cameron Post) explore what it meant to be part of the LGBTQ community at different points in history. Join us as we discuss identity through time and how these films explore that in different ways.

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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5:40pm

Teen Shorts: Parental Guidance
River Terrace Drive (USA-Alabama)
dir. Jack Serra
5.5 min
A young mobster must carry out an unwanted task.

Catman: The Love Thief (USA)
dir. Austin Coombs-Perez
16.5 min
Antonio's high school romance is threatened when Catman: The Love Thief is on the prowl.

The Evil Bunny (USA-Alabama)
dir. Ben & Jack Deter
3 min
When two characters find themselves trapped in a cabin, they deal with fear, death, and isolation.

There's More Than One Way to Skin a Man (USA)
dir.  Emma Penaz Eisner
7 min
Up is down, and inside turns out in this award-winning experimental work.

Fear No Evil (USA)
dir. Catherine McCord
8 min
After surviving an abduction, a young woman wakes up to find herself inside a wall with no knowledge of who her captor is.

In the Trees (USA)
dir . Will Nordstrom
8 min
Teenagers on a school field trip become lost in the woods and disturbing things start to happen. 

F.L.Y.N.N. (USA-Alabama)
dir. Jackson Ross & Jack Serra
20 min
A malnourished apocalypse survivor’s faith is restored when a mysterious voice rattles through his walkie-talkie.

Soon Enough (USA-Alabama)
dir. Luis Jimenez III
5 min
3 college students are hiding in a dorm room until food runs scarce and one of them must face the danger that lies outside.

Young Blood (USA-Alabama)
dir. Renaldo Flowers & Ben Wedlund
3.5 min
The struggles of a young artist in Birmingham, AL.

#ICANTKEEPQUIET (USA)
dir. Liam Price
4 min
A teen documents the Women’s March in Austin, Texas.

Still excerpted from "Fear No Evil," director Catherine McCord.

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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5:45pm

The Great Pretender sponsored by MRLP, LLC
Narrative
Directed By Nathan Silver
Run Time 71 Minutes
USA

In the wake of her breakup with photographer Nick, playwright Mona mounts a new play based on the failed relationship. She casts the young Therese as herself and self-described “nice guy” sleaze ball Chris as Nick. As the rehearsal process continues, the lines blur between reality and the play — especially when Therese insists on meeting Nick for research purposes. These four lives unpredictably collide in director Nathan Silver’s latest darkly comic drama.

- Corey Craft

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC is a leading provider of legal services to the financial services and mortgage banking industries in the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and New York. Since formation in 1982... Read More →



6:00pm

Double Feature: Sidelined with Spectrums: Leeoz
First Church Birmingham is proud to sponsor the Life & Liberty Sidebar at the 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions.

Documentary
Directed By Galen Summer
Run Time 40 Minutes
USA
Life & Liberty

In 1970 the Dallas Cowboy’s ushered in the phenomenon of the modern NFL cheerleader. The San Diego Chargettes, Chicago Honey Bears, and LA Embraceable Ewes quickly followed. Despite the revenue generated by the new-era cheerleader, positions were mostly unpaid. Playboy entered the scene, offering compensation, but when several Chargettes posed for the magazine they were fired for such. SIDELINED recounts the untold, controversial (and maddening) story. The short documentary screens with SPECTRUMS: LEEOZ, a thought-provoking portrait of amazing Israeli trans woman, Leeoz.

- Rachel Morgan

Sidelined screens with SPECTRUMS: LEEOZ
Documentary
Directed By Zohar Melinek Ezra
Run Time 15 Minutes
Israel

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Film Birmingham is an initiative of Create Birmingham and serves as the film office for the Greater Birmingham region.



Saturday August 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:55pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

6:00pm

Encore: Comedy Shorts
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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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6:10pm

Poor Jane
Narrative
Directed By Katie Orr
Run Time 87 Minutes
USA

POOR JANE provides a revealing examination of a suburban housewife’s (possible) mid-life crisis. Sparked by his boorish behavior at a Christmas party, the epiphany that Jane may no longer be in love with her husband compels her to leave her conventional, safe life and seek emotional and physical fulfillment elsewhere, including with other men. A particularly awkward tryst with another convinces her that she must try to regain the life she so casually tossed aside. But is that life lost forever? Poor Jane.

- Linda Delahay

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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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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6:35pm

The Unicorn
Narrative
Directed By Robert Schwartzman
Run Time 78 Minutes
USA

In an effort to break out of a perceived malaise within their relationship, a stagnantly engaged couple spend an evening searching for a third partner to willingly participate in an impromptu threesome. A far more clever and humorous story about the dynamics of relationships than one might guess from the basic description here, the risqué concept ends up delivering a funny and charmingly sweet character-driven adventure.

- Sean Brown

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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Saturday August 25, 2018 6:35pm - 7:53pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

7:00pm

Projections: A Live Storytelling Event (For Adults) sponsored by Books-A-Million, Cox Pools, & ELI
In this special Saturday evening event at the beautifully renovated Lyric Fine Arts Theatre, some of the region’s finest storytellers – and a few sensational special guests from the film industry – take the stage to weave their true tales, delivered with the unique, personal touch that only live storytelling can provide.  This year’s storytellers will include Emily Best (Founder and CEO of Seed & Spark), Verton Banks (GETTING ON), and John Archibald (2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner).  An event you won’t forget in a setting only Birmingham can provide, Projections brings a vivid and intimate take on storytelling to the Southeast’s preeminent film festival for an exciting meeting of narrative forms.
 
Full list of story tellers:
Malena Cunningham Anderson
John Archibald
Verton Banks
Emily Best
Al Elliott
Justin Fisher

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Saturday August 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

7:15pm

Western Hills sponsored by Elite Productions
Documentary
Director Sarah Marie Orr
Film Run Time: 35 Minutes
USA
ALABAMA

In accompaniment with Dan Sartain’s stellar new release Western Hills, this short documentary efficiently and stylishly covers the making of the album. The project “intends to find the common ground between the great American Southwest and the Westside of Birmingham, Alabama”. Make note, the film contains ample footage of Piggly Wiggly butcher Dan in the Pig mascot suit! Dan Sartain is scheduled to perform a special short set from Western Hills after the screening.

- Rachel Morgan

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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.

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7:20pm

Hot Summer Nights sponsored by Philip Woods Home Builder
Narrative
Directed BY Elijah Bynum
Run Time 107 Minutes
USA

It’s summer 1991 and, having recently lost his father, Daniel is sent to live with his aunt on Cape Cod. He quickly makes friends with the handsome, drug-dealing troublemaker Hunter and, despite being warned, falls fast for Daniel's little sister McKayla. As you may have already guessed, things get out of control
pretty quickly. HOT SUMMER NIGHTS is the quick-paced popcorn and gummy bears action-romance-coming-of-age, steeped in nostalgia, movie of the summer. Celebrate Sidewalk Saturday evening and the end of the season in the air conditioning of the Alabama Theatre.

- Rachel Morgan

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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 7:20pm - 9:07pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

7:40pm

Documentary Shorts 3
Footprint
dir. Sara Newens
21 min
FOOTPRINT is a purely observational meditation on how different people engage with the World Trade Center Memorial, exploring the ways we choose to commemorate tragedy in the age of technology, social media, and changing attitudes toward patriotism.

Quiet Hours
dir. Paul Szynol
13 min
Donald Hall, America's Poet Laureate and winner of the National Medal of Arts, lives in the fragile space between loneliness and solitude.

The Burley Farmer
dir. Marc Havener
12 min
A sweeping, heartfelt exploration of the trials and tribulations, joys and heartbreak endured on a family tobacco farm, where an entire livelihood is left in the hands of a single grader.

Centenarian
dir. Clifford Miu
5 min
Centenarian is a partly-animated short documentary about a 104 year old Canadian Chinese man who discusses his current thoughts with his visiting grand-daughter after his last friend recently passed away.

Spacesavers
dir. Sarah Ginsburg
3.5 min
Each snowfall, Boston residents respond to threatened parking spaces with items of subconscious self-expression.

The School of Honk
dir. Patrick Johnson
12 min
The School of Honk is an open community brass band that promotes joy and inclusivity through weekly gatherings and parades around Somerville and Cambridge.

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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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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.



Saturday August 25, 2018 7:40pm - 8:47pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

7:40pm

Bathtubs Over Broadway sponsored by That Picnic Show with Nancy
Documentary
Directed By Dava Whisenant
Run Time 87 Minutes
USA

As a comedy writer for “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Steve Young found himself naturally drawn to esoterica. But when he uncovers the world of industrial musicals — original stage productions composed and conducted solely for trade show audiences — he is drawn into a catchy world of show tunes about bathrooms, tractors and fiberglass, and what first starts as ironic enjoyment turns into a genuine attempt to preserve these once-disposable tunes for posterity.

- Corey Craft

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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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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7:45pm

Shorts: All That Power
Do No Harm (USA)
dir. Marielle Woods
8 min
A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself.

Pentecost (USA)
dir. Katherine Propper
6 min
Delilah, a snake handler’s daughter, seeks a spiritual gift of her own in her father's rattlesnake.

Latched (USA)
dir.  Justin Harding
17 min
A choreographer pursues creative inspiration at a cottage retreat while attempting to wean her demanding toddler — and unknowingly awakens a vile fairy corpse in the process.

Debris (USA)
dir. Julio Ramos
14 min
After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth.

Succulent (USA)
dir. Paul Taylor
15 min
With no place to go, a woman enters the house of a stranger and makes herself a little too comfortable.

Patrice in Search of Love (USA)
dir. Theodore Collatos
4.5 min
Patrice, a philosophical young woman, searches for love at the end of the world.

Checkmate (USA)
dir. Gleb Osatinski
5 min
Father plays chess with his son when the game takes an unexpected turn

Bad Things (USA)
dir. Mira Lippold-Johnson
23 min
When her older sister gets suspended, an eight year old girl on scholarship at an elite private school starts to lose faith in the idea that hard work is all it takes to get ahead.

That Was Awesome (USA)
dir. Arien Konopaski
18 min
When a floor hockey team of adults with special needs gets pushed around one too many times off-the-court, they decide to stand up for themselves on-the-court in the game of a lifetime.

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8:00pm

At the Drive-In
Sidewalk Pop-Up Drive-In Movie!

Pull up in your car or grab a folding chair and join us for a pop up drive-in screening of At The Drive-In. This is a free event.

Directed by Alexander Monelli
USA | 80 Minutes
Saturday | Lot Opens at 7:30 | Film at 8:00 PM
The al.com Parking Lot
[Corner of 1st Ave. N & 18th St N]

A love letter to the dying art of the drive-in movie theater, this documentary depicts the lengths to which a band of ragtag film aficionados will go to save the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in the Pennsylvania countryside. When economics and changing technology prevent the theater from showing first-run movies in 2014, the days of this drive-in seem numbered — but a staff of fanatical volunteers takes charge, determined to keep it afloat with an exciting new business model.

- Corey Craft


Saturday August 25, 2018 8:00pm - 9:20pm
al.com Parking Lot 1734 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

8:25pm

After Dark Shorts: Chapter 1 sponsored by Mascot TV
Viola Vs. The Vampire King (USA)
dir. Kevin Fermini
8.5 min
Everyone's favorite Super 8 vampire kung-fu revenge film.

BFF Girls (USA)
dir. Brian Lonano
13.5 min
Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.

Might as Well (USA)
dir. Chris Hilleke & Mike Corley
6.5 min
2 rotting corpses (full-size marionettes) look for a birthday bag of marijuana while trucking around town in a '74 model Volkswagen van cranking black metal along the way.

Rat Dick (USA)
dir. Spencer Heath
9 min
While trying to domesticate an anthropormphic rat, a man finds himself in a difficult situation as the rat begins to demonstrate violent and sexual behavior.

Entropia (USA)
dir. Marinah Janello
15 min
Loneliness and an obsession with vanity has pushed one woman to take unconventional measures to find happiness.

She's All Wet (USA)
dir. Jonothon Mitchell
6 min
A bachelor party comes to a screeching halt when a Chinese water ghost shows up for the festivities -- and may or may not be the stripper.

Maw Kitty (USA)
dir. Ian Lynch
11.5 min
Bold and unbridled Maw Kitty enlists her colorful friends to help solve the mystery of a post-coital "death".

Amy (USA)
dir. L. Gustavo Cooper
7 min
A woman with a mysterious illness gets help from a dubious source.

All Aboard the Gravy Train (USA)
dir. Andrew Benedict
10 min
Kenny goes grocery shopping in the middle of the night to avoid interaction, but his whole life is challenged when he meets someone named Gary, who happens to be a giant, talking can of gravy.

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Mascot is an internet TV channel. We mainly show old (often weird) science fiction and horror movies. We also show kung-fu flicks, spaghetti westerns, and the occasional classy noir picture. We broadcast nightly starting at 9 p.m. eastern time/6 p.m. Pacific and go till 2:30 a.m... Read More →



8:40pm

Wild Nights With Emily sponsored by Fig Street Marketing Group
Directed by Madeleine Olnek
USA | 84 Minutes
Saturday | 8:40 PM
Museum of Art
SHOUT

Madeleine Olnek’s portrait of Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) casts light on the poet’s intense romance with women and words, and in doing so subverts the notions of biography and history entire. The result is a sexy, breathless, absurdist, and very cinematic literary romp. Interpretation alters our perception, turning seemingly dusty poetry into unspeakable sexual innuendo. “I taste a liquor never brewed –”, Dickinson whispers to her lover Susan – affirming that her lines are truly about that.

- Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier

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Saturday August 25, 2018 8:40pm - 10:04pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

8:45pm

Encore: Black Lens Shorts
A Conversation with the Devil
dir. Jonathan Jackson
7.5 min
In his first televised interview, Satan tries to set the record straight on his life and his view of death, clocks, the bible, Jesus, and humanity.

It's Just a Gun
dir. Brian Robau
14 min
When a young boy named Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.

Limits
dir. Kevon Pryce
18 min
While trying to figure out what he wants out of life, Marcus notices his relationship is falling apart, but this soon opens the door to a bigger truth. 

Mid-City Blues
dir. Kris Wilson
16 min
A hopeful police academy graduate races to get to his badge-pinning ceremony in his civilian clothes, but after he is delayed by on-duty officers during a routine traffic stop, he gains a newfound perspective on his career of choice.

PAWG - Day 12
dir. John Eddins
19.5 min
Lovers reunite 12 days after one of them gets a whole new lease on love.

Straight Line
dir. Carl Harrison, Jr.
15 min
Inspired by the true story of legendary musician Sam Cooke and the incident that birthed "A Change Is Gonna Come," Straight Line follows a band of young black musicians known as "Lost Identity.”

The Future is Bright
dir. Courtney Faye Powell
10 min
In 1979, a local newscaster prepares to cover an anti-KKK protest in Greensboro, NC, and realizes that she may never be ready for the events to come.

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9:00pm

Back to the 80s: Sidewalk Saturday Night Party

Saturday August 25, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday August 26, 2018 1:00am
Linn Park

9:20pm

Bloody Birthday
Narrative
Directed By Ed Hunt
85 Minutes
USA

It’s Sidewalk’s 20th and what better way to celebrate than with director Ed Hunt’s 1981 cult classic slasher BLOODY BIRTHDAY? Unfortunate for their family and friends, three children were born at the height of a lunar eclipse. Presumably because of the unfortunate timing of their arrival, on their 10th birthday the youngsters are sparked to set out on a murderous spree. Using weapons ranging from shovels to refrigerators the pre-teens kill anyone and everyone who even mildly annoy them. There will be blood (and cake)!

- Rachel Morgan

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9:40pm

Don't Leave Home
Don’t Leave Home
Directed by Michael Tully
USA | 86 Minutes
Saturday | 9:40 PM
Lyric Theatre

In 1986, a priest paints the portrait of a young girl in Northern Ireland. Shortly thereafter, she disappears without a trace — and so does her image in the painting. Decades later, an American artist investigates this “evil miracle” as part of her own artistic pursuits, finding herself drawn into a surreal mystery on the priest’s remote estate. Writer-director Michael Tully’s nightmarish horror film borrows from Gothic tradition as it burrows under the skin.

- Corey Craft

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Saturday August 25, 2018 9:40pm - 11:06pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

9:45pm

Holiday
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

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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
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

9:55pm

Still
Narrative
Directed By Takashi Doscher
Run Time 87 Minutes
USA

Lily gets lost while hiking the Northern Georgia Appalachian Trail. She stumbles across an isolated farm owned by a mysterious married couple. Lily is taken in by the wife, against the wishes of her overprotective husband who doesn’t take well to strangers on their land. As is soon revealed, moonshine isn’t the only secret that the strange couple is hiding. Lily becomes dangerously entangled in the hidden truth behind the real reason that the couple protects their homestead so vehemently.

- Michael Shelton


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10:20pm

Music Videos
Cool Kids (USA-Alabama)
dir. Michael "Bear" Praytor
artist: MRYGLD
5 min
MRYGLD reflects on their high school personas and who they are now.

HEARD (USA-Alabama)
dir. Hope Leigh
artist: Kaye the Beast
4.5 min
Four vibrant boys, a worldly rapper, and a community of ethereal dancers share a bittersweet connection

Fighter (USA)
dir. Erica Eng
artist: Supa Good D Smoke feat. Jackie Gouché + Davion Farris
6 min
A cinematic portrayal of a WorldStar Hip Hop fight.

In the Pit (USA)
dir. Jorge Abarca
artist: Lil Jon and Skellism ft. Terror Bass
3.5 min
Lil Jon and his crew kidnap a businessman.

Purgatory (USA-Alabama)
dir. Avery Malik Banks
artist: Paco
3.5 min
An artist wanders the streets of Birmingham. 

Ice Teens (France)
dir. Thomas Vernay
artist: Maud Geffray
5 min
A girl integrates a strange training center

Simple Things (USA)
dir. Jorge Abarca
artist: Above Waves
5 min
A man laments the complexities of life.

Technology (USA)
dir. Benjamin Roberds
artist: Don Broco
4 min
The video focuses on the band through the point of view of a social media-scrolling smartphone, as Don Broco play a show during a catastrophic alien invasion, to the oblivious attention of the smartphone owner… until their own untimely demise.

Punk (USA)
dir. Michael Mihail
artist: Yelawolf ft. Travis Barker, Juicy J
4 min
Moshing. Fire. Genre-bending. What more could you want?

Tennessee River Runs Low (USA-Alabama)
dir. Tyler Jones
artist: Secret Sisters
4 min
A young girl in rural Alabama sets out to build a boat and float down the river to a better place.

Modern World (USA-Alabama)
dir. Chris Hilleke & Chris Lawson
artist: Future Elevators
4 min
A thought provoking portrait of everyday people living in the modern world of New Orleans, LA.

Crystalized (USA-Alabama)
dir. E. Luke Chandler & Grayson A. Welch
artist: Halter Kids
5 min.
"Crystalized" is the brutal reality of a break-up portrayed through an outlandish and out-of-touch criminal, Trip Wood, as he struggles to cope, rushing headlong into robberies, vandalism, and eventually into the back of a police cruiser.

The Ark (Belarus)
dir. Dennis Volkov
artist: Voidstock
5.5 min
An abstract view of beautiful Norwegian scenery.

Fade (Spain)
dir. Ainhoa Rodriguez
artist: Chloe Bird
6.5 min
Conchita, a conservative and septuagenarian woman, returns home after cremating her husband. She is fed up with the suffocating social norms that have surrounded her, so she decides to break free. Meanwhile, a menacing shadow roams the house as the only companion of her solitude.

Wild (India)
dir. Tanvi Gandhi
artist: Dhruv Visvanath
4.5 min
The city of Bombay is littered with faces, with infinite stories. Imagine all the things we gloss over, all the faces we ignore, and one starts to wonder what lies beneath the surface?

Wonder Me (USA-Alabama)
dir. Lily Ahree Siegel
artist: Riley Mitchell
3 min
A whimsical, wonderful color trip.

All My Friends (USA)
dir. Lucy Munger
artist: Lens Mozer
4.5 min
A meditative, seven second animation (filmed in stop motion with collage materials) is seamlessly looped and multiplied to hypnotic effect.

Faithful (USA-Alabama)
dir. Benjamin Stark
artist: King Kwofi
4 min
A noir-inspired hip-hop video that explores a man's internal struggle with his dueling identities.

Sleepwalking (USA)
dir. Emily MacKenzie & Sasha Solodukhina
artist: The Tumbling Wheels
5 min
An alligator cannot wake up from a fever dream. 

Machine Maker (USA-Alabama)
dir. Chris Hilleke
artist: Future Elevators
2.5 min
An android laments his life as a working class maker of other androids.

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10:40pm

After Dark Shorts: Chapter 2
She Came from the Woods (USA)
dir. Erik Bloomquist
12 min
A campfire story comes to life for a group of counselors on the last day of the summer of 1987 at Camp Briarbrook.

A sweet man (Un hombre dulce) (Spain)
dir. Javier Chavanel
13.5 min
For the sorrowful Gustavo, it was an ordinary night: an uninspiring, silent night. But suddenly, fun knocked on this door… and it wouldn´t leave until it had run its course.

Midnight Delivery (USA)
dir. Nathan Crooker
10 min
A mysterious gift is delivered to an unsuspecting woman’s door at the stroke of midnight. The woman’s morbid fascination entices her to examine the gift, unleashing a sinister evil from within.

Teaser

A Woman on the Telephone (Canada)
dir. Erica Genereux Smith
10 min
A secretary in a surreal office begins to suspect that she may not actually exist.

Mother Fucker (USA)
dir. Nicholas Payne Santos
6.5 min
Charles is deeply in debt and desperate to save his kidnapped dog. In a last-ditch effort to secure the ransom, Charles returns home to ask his wealthy, widowed mother for help. An unimaginable bargain is struck.

Trailer

Backpage Shawty (USA-Alabama)
dir. Michael Ekpoh
5 min
Pam is a prostitute. She gets a call from a client with an unusual request.

Hairwolf (USA)
dir. Mariama Diallo
12 min
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.



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Sunday, August 26
 

10:00am

Samantha's Amazing Acrocats
Documentary
Directed By Jacob Feiring
Run Time 58 Minutes
USA

Though you may have heard the saying, “It’s like trying to herd cats”, SAMANTHA’S AMAZING ACROCATS gives validation to the adage. In the documentary we follow Samantha Martin on the road with her feline circus in search of attaining an artistic vision and enough fame to support herself and her talented menagerie. In parts road film, feline fancy, and the search for elusive fame (or at least enough to get-by), this quirky film tracks Martin and her companions’ bumpy quest.

- Shannon Johnson

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Craft cocktail and beer bar with elevated bar food on historic Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
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10:00am

Kids Shorts: Little Ones sponsored by Children's of Alabama
VOYAGERS
dir. Gauthier Ammeux , Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumény, Alexandre Dumez, Lea Finucci, Marina Roger
7.5 min
France
A tiger, escaping his hunter, ends up in a space station occupied by an astronaut and his goldfish...

First Comes Love
dir. Daniel Ceballos
2.5 min
USA
Shy Eric experiences a full love story over the course of recess.

Big Brown's TV Slap Down
dir. Cable Hardin
1 min
USA
The Shape Peeps are always excited to make new friends.

Space Girls
dir. Carys Watford
10 min
UK
During a sleepover, four space obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket.  

Trailer

Blows With The Wind
dir.  Hazhir As’adi
6.5 min
Iran
A lonely scarecrow becomes human.

The Boots
dir. Leah Cohen-Mays
12 min
USA
In this silent comedy, a young boy discovers that having is not so much as wanting.

Cinderella: According to Kids!
dir. Chris Carlisle
6 min
USA
The classic tale of Cinderella as told by kids and presented by professional actors. 

Frozen: According to Kids!
dir. Erin Brown Thomas
6 min
USA
Disney's Frozen as only kids know it and presented by professional actors who try to make sense of it all. 

Beauty and the Beast: According to Kids!
dir. Jenna Bryson
6 min
USA
Beauty & the Beast as related by children who may or may not remember all the details. Performed by a professional cast of actors.

The Mimic
dir. Olivia Treynor
3 min
USA
Some say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but this young man has a different response. 

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Sunday August 26, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Phantom Cowboys
Documentary
Directed By Daniel Patrick Carbone
Run Time 93 Minutes
USA

“This is home, I can’t leave it.” Or can you? From award-winning director and Sidewalk alum, Daniel Patrick Carbone, PHANTOM COWBOYS provides a candid look at the lives of three boys becoming men in rural America. Though each hometown faces its unique set of obstacles, there is universality in the struggles each subject must face. Torn between the life each has always known and their yearning for a better future, this film truly captures the poetic beauty of the human experience.

- Bentley Maddox

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Sunday August 26, 2018 10:00am - 11:33am
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:00am

People's Republic of Desire
Documentary
Directed By Hao Wu
Run Time 95 Minutes
China

In contemporary China, the meteoric rise in popularity of live-streaming webcam celebrities has created a new economy of Internet idols and their devoted patrons. Performers with little more than a basic computer setup can find instant fame — and earn up to $200,000 a year in tips from lonely, addicted fans seeking validation from their favorite hosts. Provocative, strange, and bleak, this documentary details a real-life dystopia of ostentatious wealth and digital alienation.

- Corey Craft

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Sunday August 26, 2018 10:00am - 11:35am
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:00am

Documentary Shorts 4
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.

Trailer

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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10:00am

Acting for Film (Kids)
This event requires separate registration and ticket purchase from Acting Out! Academy.

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10:00am

Crowdfunding to Build Independence Workshop w/ Seed&Spark
Emily Best of Seed&Spark will lead a workshop teaching filmmakers how to utilize crowdfunding tools to support their next project. 

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10:10am

Life & Liberty Shorts
There Goes the Neighborhood
dir. Dan Evans
3.5 min
Shot over the course of a year in rapidly changing Northeast Portland, Oregon, 'There goes the neighborhood' distills the visual experience of gentrification into a 3-minute time-lapse film. It is a vivid, photographic ride. Starting with the demolition of a century-old home, the film offers evidence of some of what is lost and gained through redevelopment. It burns rubber through the construction of new luxury condominiums, and culminates in a satirical dig at the end result of gentrification.

Second Assault
dir. Jillian Corsey and Amy Rosner
18.5 min
When Jillian was 18 years old, she was raped in her college dorm room. Twelve years later Second Assault follows her on the journey to confront this incident and in particular, her anger toward the police officer who deemed the assault consensual. This film explores the trauma of reporting sexual violence, and the “second assault” that survivors often experience when they are not believed.

An Accidental Drowning
dir. Matteo Servente
7 min
On April 28, 1939 Jesse Lee Bond was brutally lynched in Arlington, TN. His official death certificate read: accidentally drowned.

Come & Take It
dir. PJ Raval and Ellen Spiro
25.5 min
This short documentary film captures the transformation of a young woman to leadership of America’s most irreverent anti-gun violence movement called #CocksNotGlocks. After concealed carry of handguns is legalized on the University of Texas campus, Jessica Jin posts clever humor on social media, and with the help of a tight-knit group of young female students, a movement is born: The Great Texas Dildo Revolt.

The Girl and the Picture
dir. Vanessa Roth
39 min
The Girl and The Picture is a story of loss, legacy, and the power to change the future. It’s about family and the memories we leave behind, a story that began 80 years ago in 1937, when eight-year-old Xia Shuqin witnessed the murder of her family in the horror known as the Nanjing Massacre.

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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.

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10:20am

Age of Summer sponsored by ADTRAV
USA | 88 Min
Directed By Bill Kiely
Sunday | 10:20 AM
Lyric Theatre
 
Age of Summer follows California transplant “Minnesota” on his quest to become a lifeguard and find love during his first summer at the beach. As his lifeguard skills improve, his maturity level and self-awareness increase. A summer of adventure, sun, surf and new and lost friendships, leads Minnesota to discover that his first love is the ocean. Age of Summer is a beautifully nostalgic, fun bright spot in the line-up, one that captures the essence of 1980s beach culture. Age of Summer screens directly before surf documentary, Momentum Generation, consider staying for a double feature!
 
- Dawn Mills

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Sunday August 26, 2018 10:20am - 11:48am
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

10:25am

SHOUT Documentary Shorts
Graham and Zeke
dir. Cheryl Monique
8 min
A transgender couple from Tennessee share their insights surrounding love, gender, and pet snakes.  

Marie's Crisis
dir. Michael Vecchio
10.25 min
In 1967 a sing-along piano bar in the basement of a building in with a storied history opened in New York’s West Village. This short documentary explores why it has and continues to be a home for misfits, musical theatre lovers and tourists alike.

Empire on Main Street
dir. Jessica Congdon
23.75 min
A tireless entrepreneur jump-starts the transformation of a neglected vacation town, until her ambition pushes her to the brink.

Landline
12 min

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10:50am

SHOUT Shorts
Matter and Manner
dir. Nigel DeFriez
28 min
Pennsylvania, 1890. A prejudiced gentleman and a prideful housemaid have a gay olde summer at Matter Manor!

Trailer

Broad Strokes
dir. Phillip Vernon
16.5 min
On the tail of a dying New Years Even party, queer best friends Annie and Austin pursue romantic temptations against their better judgments - effectively breaking their resolutions hours after making them.

EVOKE
dir. Asia LeMasters
15.5 min
Despite how pure love can be, relationships don’t always end so perfectly. The evolution of Hailey and Emma's relationship is explored through their collective memories as the girls retrace their times together. After their relationship ends, Hailey goes to a desperate length to be with Emma again.

Weather Talk
dir. Keene McRae
17.5 min
Weather Talk is a short film depicting the strained relationship between a closeted son and his father as they drive together across the United States following the fathers heart attack. It is a coming out story and centers on the new bond formed between these two estranged people.

Coming of Age
dir. Doug Tompos
7.5 min
The loss of innocence can come at any age.  In the afterglow of sex, a generation gap opens between two men as the struggle to define trust in the age of open marriage and NSA hookups.

POISON
dir. Erica Eng
2 min
Horace Gold's poetic words personifies his past unhealthy relationship with alcohol through a fictional relationship with a woman. Inspired by the surrealist film "Meshes Of The Afternoon" -- POISON is an expression of addiction through repetition.

Foxy Trot
dir. Lisa Donato
14.5 min
A married couple unexpectedly face their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons in a very heteronormative class.

Trailer

Naughty Amelia Jane
dir. Risheeta Agrawal
11.5 min
This film is a satire on the hilarious hypocrisy of society towards anything that goes against the "conventional social order of things”, told through a story of two girls who may or may not have had a connection. This is a story about speculation

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11:45am

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema Tour "Mid-Day Movie Magic"
Join us for a brief, pre-construction tour of the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema space. Movie theatre treats provided!

11:50am

Kids Shorts sponsored by the Alabama Waldorf School
WHAM
dir. Robert Bruce Carter
3 min
USA
Two people fall violently in love on the sidewalk.

Loser Leaves Town
dir. Mark Nickleburg
11.5 min
USA
An 11-year-old luchador uses his vivid imagination to make it through the toughest weekend of his life.

CRUSH
dir. Stephen Shima Iosun
7.5 min
Nigeria
A timid boy develops a crush on a girl he runs into at a bus stop.

The Other End of the Earth
dir. Jacob W. Madness
5 min
USA
Take a journey around the world without leaving your seat in this cinematic celebration of our planet.  

Bullies
dir. Daniel Bydlowski
27.5 min
USA
Eugene, a shy 10-year-old boy, is bullied every day until he discovers a secret underneath the school that keeps him safe, for now...

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Earthy Encounters
dir. Sam Johnson
25 min
USA
15-year-old Kyle believes he can save his dying brother with a plant he’s found in the garden center where he works. The only problem: a shadowy government agency is out to destroy it first.

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Rushton Theater at McWane Science Center

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Sunday August 26, 2018 11:50am - 1:12pm
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:50am

1985 sponsored by AIDS Alabama
Directed by: Yen Tan
USA | 85 Minutes
Sunday | 11:50 am
Red Mountain Theatre Company

Through often-uncomfortable camera angles, a beautiful screenplay, and a black and white memoir-esque style, director Yen Tan paints an intimate portrait of a family dealing (and not dealing) with their personal HIV/AIDS story. It might be the actors' subtle performance or possibly that the film's narrow focus is unwaveringly personal in scope, but, regardless, 1985 is a gripping portrayal of the toll that this crisis had - and continues to have - on individual people.
 
- Charlie Bice

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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.

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Craft cocktail and beer bar with elevated bar food on historic Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
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12:00pm

Acting For Film (Adults)
This event requires separate registration and ticket purchase from Acting Out! Academy.

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12:05pm

Night Comes On
Narrative
Directed By Jordana Spiro
Run Time 90 Minutes
USA
Black Lens

On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Angel is released from juvenile detention. Faced with a world that repeatedly offers nothing but rejection, Angel sets out to avenge her mother’s death at the hands of her father. At odds with this plan is Angel’s love for Abby, her young and effusive sister. Abby becomes an unexpected challenge to Angel’s desperation, prodding Angel and the viewer to reconsider the meanings of family and survival.

- Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier

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12:20pm

Icepick to the Moon sponsored by Green Bucket Press
Documentary
Directed By Skizz Cyzyk
Run Time: 104 Minutes
USA
Alabama

Icepick to the Moon tells the story of the Raudelunas, an artist’s collective started in the 1970s in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and one of their most famous members, the Reverend Fred Lane. Lane came to prominence in the 1980s when influential label Shimmy Disc re-released two of his albums. Twenty years in the making, the film uncovers Fred Lane’s true identity and includes a much- anticipated Raudelunas reunion revue.

- Tom Richardson

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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Sunday August 26, 2018 12:20pm - 2:04pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

12:25pm

The Miseducation of Cameron Post sponsored by Planned Parenthood
Narrative
Director Desiree Akhavan
Run Time 91 Minutes
USA
SHOUT
Life & Liberty

1993: When Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) is caught making out with a girl at prom, she is sent straight to Gay Conversion Therapy Camp God’s Promise. Mixing dark humor, deadpan timing, and a bittersweet earnestness, Desiree Akhavan’s adaptation of the beloved novel by E.M. Danforth gently prods away at the hypocrisies, manipulation and exploitation that underlie homophobia, be it societal or internalized.

- Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier

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12:30pm

SHOUT Shorts 2
Dakota (USA)
dir. Brian McNeel
16.5 min
Jace’s cousin, Dakota, visits for the weekend, should his group of roughhousing friends discover that Dakota is transgender, the damage to Jace's reputation would be irreparable.

Candle Magic (USA)
dir. Alix Bannon
10.5 min
Four girls go to celebrate Sofia's sixteenth birthday with a little magic.

Angel of Anywhere (USA)
dir. James Kicklighter
16 min
An empathetic stripper plays therapist to the many damaged clientele and co-workers who frequent the popular Anywhere Bar.

Ablution (USA)
dir. Omar Al Dakheel
15 min
The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

Yogurt (USA)
dir. Mark Lammerding
19.5 min
Two girls discover memory is as subjective and ever-changing as love and friendship.

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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12:30pm

Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society Presents Nathan Avakian & the International Youth Silent Film Festival
Run Time: 90 Minutes

Locals know that the Alabama Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer is the engine that runs this block, but few festivalgoers realize that the theatre organ is an integral part of cinema history. Organist Nathan Avakian will provide the soundtrack for a historic silent short, then accompany a selection of contemporary short films from the International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF). The IYSFF inspires young filmmakers around the world to share their stories as they reinvent the art of silent film. Presented by the Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.


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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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Sunday August 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

12:35pm

Momentum Generation sponsored by Hairfolk
Documentary
Directed By Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
Run Time 103 Minutes
USA

With executive producer Robert Redford, this documentary is a love letter to surfing and the friendships forged among those credited with bringing mainstream popularity to the sport. Following the lives of legends like Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Benji Weatherly, and more, learn how what began as an escape from family difficulties transforms into a thrill-seeking hobby and eventually an all-consuming way of life. This emotional look at loss, separation and redemption proves that brokenness builds brotherhood. MOMENTUM GENERATION screens directly after surf narrative, AGE OF SUMMER, consider a double feature!

- Bentley Maddox

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Sunday August 26, 2018 12:35pm - 2:18pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

1:00pm

Sidewrite Table Reads
We will read the winning short scripts and a scene from the winning feature script from this year's Sidewrite screenplay competition. The scripts are Cherry Glazed by Christine Sherwood, June Block Hero by Seth Kojak, and Indian Country by Troy Kelly.

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1:35pm

Shorts: Exploring Identity sponsored by Frank's Good Stuff
WOMAN
dir. Shari Berman
3 min
USA
The experimental film WOMAN explores how society puts women in categories, but in actuality a woman is anything she chooses to be.

Dust
dir. J. Adam Brown
17 min
USA
When Amy arrives home from university, 12-year old Logan sees changes in his sibling for the first time - his brother Isaac is a few months into the process of becoming Amy.

Cole
dir. David Call
10.5 min
USA
COLE tells the story of a US combat veteran recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as he attempts to find a job in the civilian world.

Miede de Monos (Fear of Monkeys)
dir. Michael Arcos
5.5 min
USA
A reenactment over a recording of the filmmaker's father telling the origin story of his fear of monkeys.

After Her
dir. Aly Miglioni
14.5 min
USA
A wayward teenage girl goes missing and her friend is haunted by her disappearance. An atmospheric sci-fi about first love and the lost girl.

Damn Bro!
dir. Travis Frick
8 min
USA
A Haitian-American, high school student is bullied by a star basketball player into doing his homework and digs in, doing the hard work for both of them, yet learns that helping someone, even when you break the rules, has its own rewards.

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Bodies of Water
dir. David Lykes Keenan
14 min
USA
It's 1982, Marsh is 24 years old, and he struggles with a tormenting secret.

Teaser

Laying Low
dir. Hank H. Kim and Sylvia Caminer
17.5 min
USA
Dave is asked to do Vic a “favor” involving a corpse in the trunk of a car that puts his hard-earned freedom in peril.

Laundry
dir. Becs Arahanga
10 min
USA
When happily married Carly struggles to find intimacy due to busy family life, orgasmic pleasure is found in the most unlikely of places.

Mama Jane
dir. Lisa Maria Hall
11.5 min
USA
Jane (Constance Shulman) returns to New York and spends a night with her daughter, Katia (Jenny Donheiser) before she is scheduled to take an estranged relative off of life support.

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Still excerpted from "After Her," director Aly Miglioni.

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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2:00pm

Science Fair sponsored by Indian Springs School
Documentary
Directed By Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
Run Time 90 Minutes
USA
Family Film Festival
Life & Liberty

In this award-winning Sundance favorite, follow nine high school students as they prepare to compete in the world’s premier science fair. Dr. McCalla, a dedicated teacher and mentor, captures the essence of the documentary when she says, “These kids are going to change the world because they are the best
and brightest.” And these students allow that reality to fuel their success. By the end, you will find yourself pulling and cheering for these current and future world-changers, proving science fairs can be super exciting.

- Bentley Maddox

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Rushton Theater at McWane Science Center

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Sunday August 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

United Skates sponsored by Green Again
Documentary
Directed By Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler
Run Time 90 Minutes
USA
Life & Liberty
Black Lens

A great documentary can give you an inside glimpse into a community; reveal it’s struggles, it’s victories, and the deep meaning it gives to its members. UNITED SKATES does this for the African American roller-skating community, which in the face of racism, a volatile economy, and waning general interest in the sport,
has persevered to the present day. In addition, the documentary is an amazingly fun look at the multiple styles of roller-skating and the incredible talent involved in the sport.

- Kate Michel

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First Church Birmingham

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Sunday August 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

2:10pm

The Guardians sponsored by Southern Jewish Life
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.

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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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2:20pm

Encore: Wild Nights With Emily
Directed by Madeleine Olnek
USA | 84 Minutes
Saturday | 8:40 PM
Museum of Art

Madeleine Olnek’s portrait of Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) casts light on the poet’s intense romance with women and words, and in doing so subverts the notions of biography and history entire. The result is a sexy, breathless, absurdist, and very cinematic literary romp. Interpretation alters our perception, turning seemingly dusty poetry into unspeakable sexual innuendo. “I taste a liquor never brewed—”, Dickinson whispers to her lover Susan—affirming that her lines are truly about that.

- Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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2:30pm

Budgeting for your Film
Kristy Clabaugh and John Thomas of a prominent production accounting firm will help filmmakers understand the basics of how to budget for their projects. 

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2:30pm

Animated Shorts sponsored by Canary Gallery
First Bloom (USA)
dir. Tingting Liu
4.5 min
First Bloom tells the story of the budding love between a eunuch servant and a princess in ancient China.

Clean Slate
dir. David Opdyke (USA)
2 min
Antique postcards tell a haunting tale of claustrophobia.

Hybrids (France)
dir. Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion
6.5 min
When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change…

End Credits (USA - AL)
dir. Ian Bondurant
2.5 min
Two filmmakers argue over who had the most creative input on their film over the end credits.

Trailer

Beebox (USA)
dir. Cable Hardin
2.5 min
A tale of agriculture and ecoculture.

Dr. Mantis (USA)
dir. Brandon Mikolaski
3 min
Dr. Mantis is a practicing psychotherapist but a full time praying mantis. Often, she doesn't know where one ends and the other begins.

Ontario, Quebec & Me (USA)
dir. Richard O'Connor
3.5 min
Flying in the rainy season, a romance.

The Secret Life of Art (USA)
dir. Catherine Mosier-Mills
4 min
What if art came to life at night?

Down Escalation (Japan)
dir. Shunsaku Hayashi
7.5 min
Falling down, it feels ecdysone is filling up its body. Delving into the deeper layers of itself, the flesh is melted down in the shell until the form is no longer.

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Black Dog (USA)
dir. Joshua Tuthill
15 min
Two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents during the space race of the 1960's.

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Unexpected Discoveries (USA)
dir. James Mabery
3 min
A young fellow stumbles upon an ordinary flashlight that allows him to explore other places.

After All (Australia)
dir. Michael Cusack
13.5 min
A man cleans out his childhood home remembering past conversations.

Everything Changes (USA)
dir. Geoff Marslett
6 min
The film is a stream of 1089 individual connected consciousnesses. This doodle spans 15 years and includes more than 33,000 individual drawings of ink on paper.

A Drawing (USA)
dir. Brad Condie
5.5 min
A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother. Through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again.

What's That In The Ground? (USA)
dir. Wally Chung
2.5 min
When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite or something worse.

Infestation (USA)
dir. Cable Hardin
1 min
They are everywhere and often hard to get rid of.

I Had Too Much to Think Last Night (USA)
dir. Kevin Webb
1 min
A visual stream of unconsciousness flows from the bottles of last night's revelry into the mind's eye.

Halbo's Hat (USA - AL)
dir. Julia Fleisig
1 min
After receiving her grandfather's hat, a young girl embarks on a memorable journey.

Dull Hope (USA - AL)
dir. Brian Ratigan
3 min
Suppressed memories reach a boiling point. An animated tale of longing.

SHAHKBOY (USA)
dir. Jake Peckar
5 min
Shahkboy is a typical New England high school kid, doing drugs and getting busted for graffiti. Oh, and Dad’s a Great White.

A Lost Waltz (USA - AL)
dir. Ian Bondurant
.5 min
A short animation visually representing the loss of a significant other.

Undiscovered (USA)
dir. Sara Litzenberger
3 min 
“Undiscovered” explores the real reason there are no good photos of Sasquatch--not because he's secretive, but because he's un-photogenic.



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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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2:45pm

Wrestle
Documentary
Directed By Suzannah Herbert, Lauren Belfer
Run Time 96 Minutes
USA/Alabama

This powerful and challenging documentary follows Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School wrestling team they as they climb their way up in the rankings to compete for the state title. The film spends as much time at home as in the gym, focusing on the struggles of low-income living, racial profiling, the intense pressure of college scholarship attainment, and challenges related to single parenthood.

- Kyle McKinnon

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First Church Birmingham

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2:50pm

Southern Pride
Documentary
Directed By Malcolm Ingram
Run Time 88 Minutes
Canada
SHOUT

From the director of SMALL TOWN GAY BAR, SOUTHERN PRIDE depicts the chaotic months leading up to the first Pride celebrations of two Southern towns. Combine the uncertainty of 2016 and the mindset of small town Mississippi, and you'll begin to understand this documentary's intense climate. Nationwide, LGBTQ communities are fighting for their rights, this stellar film focuses on two gay bar owners as they try to do more and show a little pride through it all.

- Charlie Bice

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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Sunday August 26, 2018 2:50pm - 4:18pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

2:50pm

Bisbee '17 sponsored by Hoover's Magazine, Vestavia Hills Magazine, & Mountain Brook Magazine
First Church Birmingham is proud to sponsor the Life & Liberty Sidebar at the 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions.

Documentary
Director Robert Greene
Run Time 120 Minutes
USA

File this under advanced storytelling. In 1917, copper miners in Bisbee, Arizona staged a strike that was met with extreme resistance. Fearing that the shutdown would hinder the war effort overseas, thousands of deputized men rounded up the 1100 plus workers, put them on a train bound for New Mexico, and left them to die in the desert. 100 years later, filmmakers and the town’s citizens stage a fiercely dramatic reenactment of events in an effort for reconciliation and to shed light on the largely unspoken tragedy.

- Kyle McKinnon

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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 →



Sunday August 26, 2018 2:50pm - 4:50pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

3:05pm

Damsel
Directed By David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
USA | 113 Minutes
Sunday | 3:05 PM
Lyric Theatre

Sidewalk alums The Zellner Brothers are back, this time with Robert Pattinson in a headlock. Wild West pioneer, Samuel Alabaster, makes his way across the frontier to rescue and propose to his one true love, Penelope. Despite enlisting the help of Parson Henry, things don’t go exactly as planned. Witty, fun and, pretty darn adorable, if mentioning that Damsel features a mini-horse name Butterscotch doesn’t win you over, there’s little else I can do here.

- Rachel Morgan

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Sunday August 26, 2018 3:05pm - 4:58pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

4:00pm

Problematic Content SideTalk
Festival programmers will discuss what happens when a filmmaker or actor whose work you love does something really crappy, especially in light of the #timesup and #metoo movements. 

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4:15pm

Teen Shorts: Guidance by Parents Suggested
Sunrise
dir. Isaac Franklin
8 min
USA - AL
A young man finds himself with only a voicemail and a longing for rest.

Average Joe
dir. Jada Tubbs
9.5 min
USA - AL
A teenager struggles with his feelings of mediocrity. A production of the Sidewalk Youth Board.

Richard
dir. Wylie Soltes
5.5 min
USA
A toolbox leads to an unlikely friendship.

Black & White
dir. Kunga Choephel and Zola Gray
9.5 min
USA
Tracie's journey through her childhood with her unique family.

Cinephiles
dir. Sebastian Hochman and Nathan Adloff
5.5 min
USA
A love triangle starts at a video store.

Solitude
dir. Julia Bhansali
7.5 min
USA
In 1944 one woman is forced to face the harsh realities of war and experience the true meaning of solitude.

Old Bloo
dir. Jack Nordstrom
10 min
USA
Idaho teenagers start an unconventional rock band in their garage. 

R.M.C.S.
dir. Ben Deter
10.5 min
USA - AL
A documentary about a philosophy driven school in Avondale, Alabama, told by teachers and students.

Premeditated
dir. Zachary Echevarria and Dany Minaya
10.75 min
USA
A family reflects over the too-early-ended life of their son and brother, Zhala.

Native
dir. Isaiah Woods
11.5 min
USA
Shattering stereotypes, Native takes a personal look into a family's life on a reservation in New Mexico.

Less
dir. Isabelle Levent
11 min
USA
Two members of Generation Z expound on their values and habits as they redefine minimalism in a world of consumption, technology, and information overload.

Trailer

Still excerpted from "Richard," director Wylie Soltes.

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Rushton Theater at McWane Science Center

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Sunday August 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:48pm
Rushton Theatre @ the McWane 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:15pm

Shorts: Atmospheric
Zenith
dir. Ellie Foumbi
15 min
USA
When an adopted black Mennonite has an unexpected connection with a migrant worker, she is torn between her faith and her desire to explore the outside world.

Mi Dulcinea
dir. Max Barbakow
3.5 min
USA
Observe the tenets of Taekwondo. Respect instructors and seniors. Never misuse Taekwondo. Be a champion of freedom and justice. Help to build a more peaceful world. Made under instruction of Werner Herzog.

Versus
dir. Demetrio Elorz
8.5 min
Spain
The end justifies the means.

Cracks
dir. Molly Coffee
5 min
USA
A rocker girl struggles to cope with the aftermath of her rape.

Collapsing
dir. Brian Ratigan
1 min
USA
An exquisite corpse about the end of the world, made with found 8mm footage. 

A Craftsman
dir. Sanford Jenkins
14 min
USA
Overcome with grief, a rural woodworker builds a coffin.

Towards the Sun
dir. Monica Santis
20 min
USA
A 12 year old girl confronts her scarring past when she is placed at an immigrant children's shelter for unaccompanied minors in Texas. As her future hangs in limbo, she embarks on a healing journey to recover her own sense of power through her artwork.

Trailer

The Mirror
dir. Kyle Roberts
A young boy named Milo finds an interesting old mirror propped up in the closet of his 70s-era bedroom that transports him to a special place. He tries to figure out what he is missing as an adult and realizes that maybe the mirror can give him what he needs.

Unnatural
dir. Amy Wang
26 min
USA
James, a reclusive teenager moves into a new town with his strict parents. But James has a secret that's so destructive it could put his life in danger. Can James find happiness in a world that’s been taught to hate who he is?

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Fated to Repeat
dir. Logan Freeman
16.5 min
USA - AL
A singer searches for a guest to her first show fronting her dead lover's band.

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4:20pm

Roll Red Roll
Documentary
Directed By Nancy Schwartzman
Run Time 80 Minutes
USA
Life & Liberty

In 2012 the players of a Steubenville, Ohio football team raped a female teenage classmate. The circumstances surrounding the crime are beyond disturbing. However, even more unsettling is what followed the incident – a town that ignored the crime, covered it up and blamed the victim. Bravely, by scouring social media, amateur crime blogger, Alex Goddard, was able to uncover the horrific details. ROLL RED ROLL skillfully recounts the crime and its circumstances and in so doing investigates rape culture, the American sports cult mentality and dangerous, toxic masculinity.

- Rachel Morgan

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Sunday August 26, 2018 4:20pm - 5:40pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

4:40pm

Youth Unstoppable
Documentary
Directed By Slater Jewell-Kemker
Run Time 88 Minutes
Canada/USA

For the past decade, Sidewalk alum Slater Jewell-Kemker has been documenting the youth climate movement worldwide. Starting as a teen armed with a camcorder, her travels to interview world leaders led her to discover a constantly growing group of peers filled with optimism and the will to take action. YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE is an impressive personal story about activism, the friends she’s made, and her travels to undeveloped countries to witness, first-hand, the unsettling effects of climate change.

- Kyle McKinnon

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Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret

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4:50pm

Shorts: It's Fine. This is Fine.
A shorts block of political films, dark comedies, and other films where everything appears normal on the surface but you soon realize that everything is seriously not fine.

Ride or Die
dir. Zeke Farrow
14 min
USA
Zeke made a Doomsday escape plan and it was pretty lousy.

R.V
dir. Melissa Center and Will Hawkes
10.5 min
USA
Stripped of her rights, a woman’s life changes when she ventures with her husband to remedy an impossible situation.

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Allen Anders: Live at the Comedy Castle (circa 1987)
dir. Laura Moss
7.5 min
USA
Allen Anders is either having a nervous breakdown or the best set of his life.

everything's gonna be ok
dir. Matthew Soson
13.75 min
USA
Two hikers in the southern California desert are forced to come to grips with a dire situation.

Mother Mother
dir. Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
16 min
USA
A mother sneaks off in the middle of the night.

End Times
dir. Bobby Miller
9 min
USA
A man finds a dying squirrel in a park.

Ready For Love
dir. Lauren McCune and Dylan Pasture
15 min
USA
Amber Lynn Weatherbee knows that the right man is out there. Maybe he's on The Bachelor?

Relax
dir. Matthew Herbertz
7 min
USA
Soon after the 2016 U.S. election, an anti-Trump activist waits outside a supporter’s home considering something that could result in deadly consequences.

Funeral
dir. Leah Shore
9.5 min
USA
A bereaved woman delivers a convoluted speech to a gathering of family and close friends. She then retreats to a waiting room where the surreal meets the real by a water cooler in FUNERAL, a heavy, fertile, mourning comedy.

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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5:00pm

To Be Announced Encore
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5:05pm

Madeline's Madeline
Directed By Josephine Decker
Run Time 93 Minutes
USA

From the start MADELINE’S MADELINE promises the audience a never before seen cinematic experience. With flashing shallow depth of field scenes, including POV vantage points of cats and turtles, the cast and plot are one and the same. Set amongst a theater company’s latest, all-inclusive, collaborative offering, MADELINE’S MADELINE is a jarring cinematic masterpiece. The film is a wholly original exploration of what happens when the intersection of self-delusion and utter brilliance collide.

- Charlie Sanders

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Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Sunday August 26, 2018 5:05pm - 6:38pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

5:10pm

Sunday Alabama Shorts
Captain Dave
dir. Christian Strevy
9 min
USA - AL
After getting boat-drunk at a boat party, Dave drunk-buys a boat.

My Lethal Weapon
dir. Hope Leigh
9.5 min
USA - AL
A young blonde must navigate treacherous power dynamics after she's pulled over by an increasingly "friendly" cop.

Autophagia
dir. Ann Kathleen Williams
4 min
USA - AL
A young college student studies the effects of drugs on his friends.

Space Wind
dir. Veronique Vanblaere
3 min
USA - AL
Two women astronauts discover that farting in space can create new challenges.

Bootleg Betties
dir. Katie Rogers
4 min
USA - AL
Three moonshiners have to fill a moonshine order for a dangerous mobster after the G-Men destroy their supply.

Insider's Guide to New York City
dir. Ryan Mazer
4.5 min
USA - AL
Navigate NYC like a *true* insider with this satirical guide, which takes a turn for the vulnerable and goes increasingly off the rails.

Kudzu
dir. Connor Simpson
15 min
USA - AL
A young boy wrestles with a deepening sense of remorse after the sudden disappearance of his friend.

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For Andy
dir. Stephen DeVries
10.5 min
USA - AL
Looking to reconnect with his estranged son Andy, Dave Buckley spends the morning preparing for their meeting when he makes an unexpected discovery among the artifacts of Andy’s childhood.

The Inside Outside
dir. Caroline Ficken
9 min
USA - AL
The Inside Outside tells the story of Josie Parrish, a young girl who is struggling to understand herself amidst her complicated relationship with her seemingly unforgiving mother.

The Heist
dir. Sarah Coffee
4 min
USA - AL
It's the 1920s and a rare artifact has just arrived for the taking.

I Can't Breathe
dir. Leah Hudspeth and Jason OBrien
10 min
USA - AL
Devon met Sean while she was married to Mark. Was it better for her to experience that incredible love, even if it was brief, or to have never met him at all? The second film in The Relationship Trilogy tells of one of the most common relationship themes of all ... the love that happens at the wrong time.

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Cicada
dir. Morgan Wilson
11 min
USA - AL
After a night of his usual drunken debauchery Justin is given a choice to change his ways by a mysterious stranger who appears in his dream. What choice will he make?

Compulsion
dir. Skylar Patterson
4 min
USA - AL
A shrink comes to a grim realization while seeing her patient.

SPOILS
dir. Darrell Nance
4 min
USA - AL
Cavemen make a sacrifice to their god in the woods.

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5:35pm

Sidewalk Closing Night: Hearts Beat Loud sponsored by The Altamont School
Narrative
Directed By Brett Haley
Run Time 97 Minutes
USA
Sidewalk Closing Night

Nick Offerman plays a widower and career record storeowner whose daughter, played by the amazing Kiersy Clemons, is gearing up to start school across the country. After a song that they record as a goof goes viral, Offerman tries to persuade his daughter to form a band, both to satisfy a lifelong dream of his own and to hold on to the one lasting relationship in his life. Featuring extremely likeable original songs and a great supporting cast (Ted Danson plays a bartender!), HEARTS BEAT LOUD truly earns its reputation for being the heart-warming crowd pleaser of the year.

- Kyle McKinnon

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Alabama Theatre

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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 →



Sunday August 26, 2018 5:35pm - 7:12pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

5:45pm

SHOUT Closing Night: Mapplethorpe
Narrative
Directed By Ondi Timoner
Run Time 95 Minutes
USA
SHOUT: Closing Night

“I wanna be a modern Michelangelo!” Matt Smith (best known for DOCTOR WHO) plays Robert Mapplethorpe, whose pursuit of light and dark – which curves and bulges out of his iconic, erotic photography – is the drama of this stylish biopic: a variety of film styles and photographs trace the young man’s journey into art, from his fateful encounters with Patti Smith and the Chelsea Hotel, to stardom and death by AIDS. One might say that with Mapplethorpe, America reached sexual maturity.

- Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier

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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Sunday August 26, 2018 5:45pm - 7:20pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

6:45pm

Environmental Shorts sponsored by Wild & Scenic Film Festival
For the Love of the Reef
dir. Alan Franks
7 min
USA - AL
Author and historian Iain McCalman shares his love for the Great Barrier Reef in the hopes that his passion will spur people to care about the reef's protection.

Keepers of the Wild
dir. Adam McClelland
11.5 min
USA
With the numbers of elephants dwindling, Keepers of the Wild exposes the necessary human role in preserving wildlife in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Focusing on the largest and most gentle creatures, this short documentary begins with the single story of a baby orphan elephant rescued after its mother was killed by poachers. From executive producer Mathew Modine and filmed entirely in Kenya, Keepers of the Wild shows the evolving bond between the Keepers and their elephant families as they face poison arrows, gun shot wounds, drought, births and deaths. Keepers of the Wild is a sensitive look at the human wildlife family that emerges when animal families are destroyed.

Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock
dir. Michele Noble
23 min
USA
In 2016 from the summer through the harsh winter at Standing Rock, North Dakota, the youth of many tribes unite the Native Nations for the first time in 150 years and rise up in spiritual solidarity to non-violently fight for Unci Maka (Mother Earth) against the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL). These young Native leaders known as water protectors join together to honor their destiny as they pray and protect Mother Earth by leading a peaceful movement of resistance which awakens the world.

Sustained
dir. Jackson Ross and Savannah Snowden
10 min
USA - AL
Portraits of environmentally sustainable practices in education, art and business.

Becoming Ocean
dir. Scott K. Foley
9 min
USA
When climate-change journalist Eiren Caffall was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she realized that, like the planet, she was slowly drowning.

The Flight of the Frigate Bird
dir. Roberta Swan
30 min
USA - AL
The Flight of the Frigate Bird is about the threat of sea level rise to Dauphin Island, a barrier island on the coast of Alabama. The traditional way of life on the island before a bridge and commercialization could provide clues on how to remain resilient to higher waters.

We Lived The Blues
dir. Evan Kidd
16 min
USA
Smokehouse and Mamie Porter are always by one another's side. Playing the blues is no different. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, both Smokehouse & Mamie fell in love with the sights and sounds of Louisiana blues. And not long after, each other. Fast forward to August 2016, and we find Smokehouse and Miss Mamie Porter in a fight for survival as Baton Rouge and the greater community they've built around swamp blues falls prey to rising flood waters. "Although they were called 'The Great Floods,'" Smokehouse says, "there was nothing great about them." This is Smokehouse and Mamie's story of survival and what truly comes after the flood. As seen through each other's eyes.

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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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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.



Sunday August 26, 2018 6:45pm - 8:41pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

7:00pm

A Maine Movie
Directed by: Matt Nelsen
USA | 80 Minutes
Sunday | 7:00 PM
Red Mountain Theatre Company
 
Take THE BIG CHILL, swap out its sentimentality for absurd humor and nervous energy, and you’d and have something like this fresh indie comedy. Here, a group of friends reunite at a coastal vacation home for a weekend of relaxing and catching up. Things don’t go as planned and the place turns into a pressure cooker waiting to explode. Featuring a cast of New York improv actors, the film straddles the line of inspired and stupid comedy that had me LOL’ing many times over.

- Kyle McKinnon

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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.

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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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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.



7:00pm

Episodic
Dimension Glenn
dir. Kelsey Harrison
USA - AL
17 min
Microwave ovens may seem intimidating to the casual cook. But fear not! With a little practice and know-how, you'll unlock a magical world of possibilities that your friends and family will love. Join Glenn as he walks you through his favorite recipes, step-by-step. And who knows? He might be joined by a special guest or two along the way.

Flatbush Misdemeanors
dir. Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman
USA
15.5 min
Longtime friends Dan and Kevin adjust to their evolving surroundings in the unforgiving environment of Flatbush, Brooklyn. A raw comedy of city life.

Woke
dir. Kimberly Aleah
USA
13 min
At a predominantly white institution, Marcus convinces his black fraternity to admit its first white student.

Beast
dir. Ben Strang
USA
17 min.
After his father mysteriously goes missing at sea, a teenager rallies the help of his small fishing-island town to set out and find him. 

Manic
dir. Kate Marx
USA
17.5 min
Aurora, an obsessive overachiever is hell-bent on getting into Yale. However, when a manic episode lands her in a school for kids with mental illness, she must learn to adjust to a bizarre world colored by her daily dose of lithium.
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Knit Knight
dir. Hallie Tarpley
USA - AL
5 min
A web series about those who knit, those who cannot knit, and those who have had too much red wine to tell the difference.

Brothers
dir. Emmett Jack Lundberg
USA
12 min
Just another day in the life of a transman. Trevor and Len are getting into their groove, but with Trevor on hormones for egg-harvesting, things are not as easy as they seem.

The Green
dir. Sophia Loffreda
USA
15 min
When 10-year-old bffs Cherry Cake, Starla, and Franny find a bag of marijuana on the soccer field after practice, they decide selling the greenery to their town's fabled drug dealer may be their last chance to do something BIG together before their team gets broken up.
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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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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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7:15pm

The Misogynists
Narrative
Directed By Onur Tukel
Run Time 85 Minutes
USA

In THE MISOGYNISTS, Cameron, the worst nightmare of a Trump supporter, celebrates his candidate’s unexpected victory while striving to make sense of it all. A surprising number of characters from across the political and ethnic spectrum happen by the celebratory hotel suite on election night, 2016. THE MISOGYNISTS is a partisan comedy in the sense that there are no winners here. Laughing beats crying, so consider this one a double Scotch straight from the hotel mini-bar to help ‘cure’ your still-lingering post-election hangover.

- Sean Brown

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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7:20pm

General Magic sponsored by Taco Mama
Documentary
Directed By Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude
Run Time 90 Minutes
USA

Sometimes the engineers of the future don’t always get the glory. Such was the case of the visionaries at General Magic, in which former Apple technicians imagined a future filled with pocket-sized personal computers accessing a network via cellular data. Mired in development delays, their initial device was a catastrophic failure. But this documentary lovingly profiles the talented minds whose imaginations changed the world, and details the path from General Magic to the smartphones in all our pockets.

- Corey Craft

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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Alabama School of Fine Arts

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7:25pm

Man Made
Documentary
Directed By T Cooper
Run Time 93 Minutes
USA
SHOUT
Life & Liberty

Welcome to the world of competitive bodybuilding for transgender men, where a resilient community competes, builds each other up, and works towards self-actualization. We follow four trans men in their challenging journeys to competition day; seeing how their relationships, self-image, and bodies change as they work towards their goals. MAN MADE is truly a moving look into this competitive, yet nurturing and accepting world.

- Kate Michel

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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 →

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First Church Birmingham

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Sunday August 26, 2018 7:25pm - 8:58pm
Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

7:35pm

Hale County This Morning, This Evening sponsored by Druid City Pride
Documentary
Directed By RaMell Ross
Run Time 76 Minutes
USA
Alabama
Black Lens
Life & Liberty

Following two primary subjects — a Selma student and a young father — during the course of several years, director-photographer RaMell Ross concocts a kaleidoscopic, captivating look at a location and its people all too frequently overlooked. A lyrical, non-narrative portrait of life in all its complexity in Alabama’s Black Belt, the contemplative HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING attempts to counter the traditionally stereotypical depictions of the region and our neighbors to the south.

- Corey Craft

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The Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

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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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Druid City Pride

Druid City Pride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization that serves and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) members of the West Alabama community and their allies.
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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.



8:00pm

Suspiria sponsored by Soppin' Wet Cinema
Narrative
Directed By Dario Argento
Run Time 92 Minutes
Italy

Forty years ago, Italian auteur Dario Argento unleashed upon the world this horror masterpiece about a dance academy and its secret coven of witches. Known for its nightmarish set pieces, unrelenting violence, and an iconic score by Goblin, the film earned a die-hard fan base on VHS and DVD. Now, thanks to a painstaking 4K restoration by Don May Jr and cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, audiences are finally able to see the film in all its magnificent glory.

- Kyle McKinnon

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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 →



Sunday August 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:32pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

9:00pm

Awards Ceremony
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Lyric Theatre

Showings at the Lyric are proudly sponsored by This is Alabama.The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city and through its restoration, it promises to be again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District... Read More →

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Sunday August 26, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

9:05pm

To Be Announced Encore
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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.

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Carrigan's

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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.