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The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival
August 26-28

Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs. 

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

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Sunday, August 28 • 11:10am - 12:55pm
Sunday Documentary Shorts: Profiles LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

A collection of profiles, from the serious to the amusing

Bacon & God's Wrath
Director: Sol Friedman
Run Time: 9
Canada
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life's experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

Oh My Father
Director: Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert Machoian
Run Time: 12
USA
At nearly 100, Wes requires his daughter, June's, help for day-to-day tasks. This slow, constant process forces June to wonder every day what love really means.

The Hollerin' Contest at Spivey's Corner
Directors: Brian Gersten, Liv Dubendorf
Run Time: 17
USA
A documentary short about the history, characters, and sounds of the National Hollerin' Contest, this film follows the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their titles and keep the oft-forgotten tradition of hollerin' alive.

The Boatman
Director: Zack Godshall
Run Time: 14
USA
In Yscloskey Beach, Louisiana, Joseph Gonzales navigates the onset of blindness and painful memories in hopes of finishing the boat he started building decades ago.

Chekhov
Director: Jack Dunphy
Run Time: 5
USA
A secretly recorded phone conversation between the director and his sister, laced with bitter honesty, familial messiness, and complex affections that only siblings can provide.

Pickle
Drector: Amy Nicholson
Run Time: 16
USA
One couple's lifelong mission to rescue animals leads to a host of birds, cats, fish, and even a possum.

Dangerous Curves
Director: Merete Mueller
Run Time:12
USA
What is confidence, really? Plus-sized pole dancer Roslyn Mays navigates newfound media attention and various types of public exposure.

Lift like a Girl
Director: Allie Sultan
Run Time: 8
USA
Jenny Lutkins, a 40-year-old mom living in Franklin, Tenn., has struggled with her weight and body image since giving birth to her son. Now she is an Olympic weightlifting coach.

The Dean Scream
Director: Bryan Storkel
Run Time: 10
USA
The story of 2004 U.S. presidential candidate Howard Dean and his fateful "I Have a Scream" speech, which became the first viral moment in American politics.


Sunday August 28, 2016 11:10am - 12:55pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (51)