This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
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.

Using Sched.org as our primary scheduling tool, we are happy to offer four different ways to view this year’s lineup. By hovering your cursor over the "Schedule" tab below, you can take your pick of a Simple, Expanded, Grid, or By Venue view. 

This schedule is subject to change.
Back To Schedule
Sunday, August 28 • 6:00pm - 7:31pm
Little Sister: Closing Night Film sponsored by Carrigan's LIMITED

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Limited Capacity seats available

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

It’s not often that a film can be described as both a sad comedy and one of the feel-
good movies of the year, but such is the case with Little Sister, co-written by Director
Zach Clark and producer/actor Melodie Sisk, a familiar face in the Birmingham film
community. Set in the not-so- distant heady days of the 2008 Obama campaign, Little
Sister follows the journey of Colleen Lunsford (Addison Timlin), a young nun
granted a brief leave from her convent to visit her family still living in her childhood
home in Asheville, North Carolina. Colleen hasn’t seen or spoken to her parents in
years, having chosen a self-imposed exile, until she receives a simple message from
her mother Joani (Ally Sheedy), “your brother is home”. With this cast of characters,
a Goth nun, a war-torn, disillusioned and disfigured recluse and perpetually stoned
parents, the film sounds like it would be completely demented, and it is, in the
kindest and most wonderful way possible.
Little Sister is Zach Clark, Melodie Sisk and cinematographer/producer Daryl
Pittman’s fourth feature, all four have screened at the Sidewalk Film Festival. Funny,
sad, gracious, occasionally mysterious and featuring a Gwar dance number, at its
heart Little Sister is a story about family. We are honored to showcase Little Sister as
the 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival closing night film.
- Charlie Sanders


MA jpg

Sunday August 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:31pm CDT
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203