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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 • 5:15pm - 6:55pm
Sunday Alabama Documentary Shorts sponsored by Keri Lane Promotions LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Keri Lane Promotions.

Ma'Cille's (one of a kind ever) Museum of Miscellanea

Director: Gail Aronson, Grace Kyle
Run Time: 12
Three granddaughters and their close family friend reflect on the legacy of "Ma'Cille" House and the museum she created from 1954-1994 in Pickens Country.

Self Portrait
Director: Jessica Chriesman
Run Time: 7
An experimental memoir reflecting on the past and its effect on who we become.

The The New Orleans Sazerac
Director: James Martin
Run Time: 21

Explore the expansive history and modern applications of the classic cocktail through interviews with historians, authors, experts, and bartenders.

The Gospel of the Alabama Oyster
Director: Joe York
Run Time: 9
In 2009, not a single oyster farm operated on the Alabama coast. By 2015, there were eight oyster farming companies. Lane Zirlott, of Murder Point Oyster Company, calls it an oyster revolution.

KNOWDOPE: The Documentary
Director: Matthew Henton, Sarah Buckalew
Run Time: 13
A documentary following two lives in Alabama altered by heroin addiction.

Stay the Course
Director: Kayla Gladney
Run Time: 8
The story of Montgomery native Torian Hamilton who finds peace through the tragedy of losing a loved one.

Demolition By Neglect
Director: Kendall Roden, Kaitlin Buck
Run Time: 12
A reflection on the life of Larkway Gardens, an apartment complex in Birmingham's West End neighborhood, and the circumstances that led to its ultimate destruction.

The Cells of Baldwin County
Director: Mindy Keeley
Run Time: 18
A documentary film about a childhood cancer cluster in Baldwin County and the families who are trying to make sense of it all.

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James Martin

filmmaker & designer
James Martin is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Four x Productions living in Atlanta, Georgia. Combining his love for well-made cocktails and filmmaking, his directorial debut The New Orleans Sazerac is an award-winning short documentary about the history of the famous Southern... Read More →


Sunday August 28, 2016 5:15pm - 6:55pm CDT
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203