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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 • 12:20pm - 2:10pm
Author: The JT LeRoy Story sponsored by MASCO Fabrics LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by MASCO Fabrics.

Truth is definitely stranger than fiction. Case in point, this endlessly fascinating documentary. In the late 1990s, a young man named JT LeRoy became a literary sensation, writing about his tragic life of being homeless and turning tricks for his hustler mother. Celebrities clamored to meet him. JT’s stories, however, were really the fictional work of Brooklyn artist Laura Albert. The physical manifestation of JT, the one hobnobbing with Bono, Winona Ryder and Tom Waits, was actually Laura’s sister-­in-­law Savannah Knoop disguised as a man. And then, things really get weird.
- Charlie Sanders


Sunday August 28, 2016 12:20pm - 2:10pm CDT
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203