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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 • 3:20pm - 5:15pm
Holy Hell sponsored by Philip Woods Home Builder Inc. LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

The Alabama Theatre is sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This screening is sponsored by Philip Woods Home Builder Inc.

“To be a person is to be a mask, and you never know who you’re talking to behind
that mask,”preaches Michel, the Speedo­clad leader of the Buddhafield cult. Few
learn this lesson better than disillusioned ex­member Will Allen, who directed this
unsettling documentary about his former idol. Once the group’s videographer, Allen,
armed with 22 years of footage, reveals how Michel, a failed porn star with an
unrecognizable accent, cons 150 average Americans to abandon their jobs, families,
and homes to worship him. Thoroughly absorbing, it doesn’t get stranger than this.
- Charlie Sanders

Sunday August 28, 2016 3:20pm - 5:15pm CDT
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203