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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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Wednesday, August 24
 

7:00pm

SHOUT Opening Night: Kiki sponsored by Saturn
Limited Capacity seats available

SHOUT Opening Night is sponsored by Saturn.

Sara Jordenö’s striking documentary follows several members of the Kiki scene, New York's gay ballroom movement, one that is composed of a complicated system of teams or "houses" that compete in voguing competitions for cash and bragging rights. However, as the documentary explores, the Kiki scene isn’t just about dance competitions (though with such talent and enthusiasm that might be enough), but, at its heart, is about companionship, protection, activism and chosen family. Touring through New York gymnasiums, rec centers, bodegas and piers, Kiki is visually stunning and truly represents the landscape that is the birthplace of the scene. The documentary offers the enjoyment of ballroom alter egos, extravagant costumes, and moments of hilarious snark, but also reminds us that HIV/AIDS is not a thing of the past and the concerns facing transgender teens, especially those who are non-white, remain mostly unheard. Acknowledging the importance and power of unity and combing celebration and advocacy in an era when both are so very important, we are proud to present Kiki as the 2016 Shout opening night film. Kiki premiered this past January at the Sundance Film Festival and recently won the Inspiration Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Teddy award at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Special Programming Award at Outfest.

-Rachel Morgan 




Artists
Sponsors


Wednesday August 24, 2016 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Saturn  200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
 
Thursday, August 25
 

5:30pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker & Sponsor Reception - LANYARDS ONLY
Welcome to the oh-so-swanky South! Festival filmmakers and VIPs are greeted with high quality hospitality at the Historic Rucker Place for an evening garden party that would impress Southern Living. Sponsored by Historic Rucker Place, Savoie Catering, and SAGIndie.


Thursday August 25, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Historic Rucker Place 1804 12th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

9:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT After Party-PUBLIC EVENT
Limited Capacity seats available

Come celebrate the start of the festival with the filmmakers that make it possible and sing a little karoke too!

Thursday August 25, 2016 9:00pm - Friday August 26, 2016 12:00am
Brown Derby 3630 6th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL
 
Friday, August 26
 

11:30am

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker Luncheon & Retreat - FILMMAKERS ONLY
FILMMAKERS ONLY- RSVP REQUIRED

Friday August 26, 2016 11:30am - 4:00pm
Make Bham; Saturn

5:00pm

Opening Night Donor Reception - INVITE ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

The rooftop of the gorgeous art deco Kress Building will play host to this year's donors, offering catering from James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club, cocktails, bocce, and a bird's-eye view of the Alabama Theatre. Sponsored by Hot and Hot Fish Club, Korbel, Back Forty Beer Co., Ovenbird, Revelator Coffee, Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market, and Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb.

Sponsors
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Coopers' Craft

Liquor Distiller, Brown-Forman
Coopers' Craft is the first new bourbon introduced in 20 years by Brown-Forman. It is a tribute to the hard working coopers who have been raising our barrels by hand since 1945. As the only major distiller to make our own new white oak barrels, we realize it's the barrel that contributes 100% of the color and 50% of the flavor to our bourbon. At 82.2 proof, Coopers' Craft is an easy-to-drink sipping bourbon that's meant to be shared... Read More →
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Hot and Hot Fish Club

Hot and Hot Fish Club
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Revelator Coffee Company

Serving You, Revelator Coffee Company
Beautiful coffee, tea, and espresso right across the street from the Alabama Theatre. We'll also have plenty of bottled water and grab-and-go food items for festival goers. Come see our space! We're extremely excited to be part of Downtown Birmingham's resurgence, particularly here in the Theatre District. Sidewalk is one of our favorite events!


Friday August 26, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Kress Building Rooftop 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:00pm

Theatre District Throwdown-FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Join us for the first annual Theatre District Throwdown and kick-off your Sidewalk weekend with three great music acts, food trucks, ice cold Back Forty Brewing Co. beer, wine and more.

5:00- 5:45 - Hunter Slade https://www.facebook.com/hunterslade/?fref=ts
6:00- 6:45 - Pen Pals https://www.facebook.com/penpals205/?fref=ts
7:00- 7:45 - Future Primitives https://www.facebook.com/FuturePrimitives123/?fref=ts Featured Food Trucks and Carts: The Heavenly Donut
Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Cantina on Wheels
Eugene's Hot Chicken
Lazy Boy
Old Town Pizza
Snapper Grabbers

Friday August 26, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:00pm

Opening Night sponsored by The Pizitz and BIG: In A Valley of Violence
Limited Capacity seats available

Paul (Ethan Hawke) stops in tiny Denton enroute to Mexico. While in town the resident
bully, Gilly (James Ransone), picks a fight with him, one that, despite Gilly’s self
confidence, he's not able to win. Paul hightails it, but the humiliating run-in sparks a
frenzy of machismo and furor. Embarrassed, Gilly sets out with his apprehensive gang in
search of rage-filled revenge and man, things really, really don’t go the way he planned.

With memorable performances from the entire cast, including Taissa Farmiga and John
Travolta (one that reminds you that he is, indeed, a stellar actor), In A Valley Of Violence
is a darkly humorous, action-packed, entertaining, smartly self-aware and ultimately
super fun, genre explosion of a film... plus there’s an adorable dog.

In the spirit of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez and with an obvious deep and
broad knowledge of the works of John Ford and Sam Peckinpah, Director Ti West (an
auteur in his own right) delivers a smart well-crafted contribution to the Western
natatorium, proving, for one, that he can skillfully work outside of the horror genre. I
think it’s safe to say that Sidewalk has never opened the festival with a Western, perhaps
that’s because we’ve never loved one in quite the way we do In A Valley Of Violence.

-Rachel Morgan

Sponsors


Friday August 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:44pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00pm

Opening Night After Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrate 18 years of Sidewalk in downtown Birmingham's Theatre District , under the twinkling lights of the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre marquees, with late night snacks from Savoie Catering, ice cold Back Forty Brewing Co. beers, wine, and live entertinament from Shaheed & DJ Supreme and Nerves Baddington. lPlus, mini-golf, corn hole and multiple photo booths! Admission to this party is included with Opening Night Passes, Weekend Passes and VIP Passes.


Friday August 26, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00am
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Saturday, August 27
 

10:00am

Breakfast at Ina's
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO

For 33 years Ina Pinkney has been known as the “Breakfast Queen”, running the popular Chicago restaurant that bore her name. After a childhood stricken with polio and breaking barriers with an interracial marriage, Ina opened her first bakery in Chicago. She soon became the matriarch to her customers and community. Breakfast at Ina's profiles the amazing chef, businesswoman, television personality, and community activist. Join Ina in the final days of her cafe and follow her story of determination, humor and bravery.

-Lisa Cordes & Jennifer Freehling


Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

The Fits
Limited Capacity seats available

In an attempt to find her place in the world, tenacious 11-year-old Toni joins the dance drill team at her local recreation center. Lush and mesmerizing, The Fits delicately shows Toni’s yearning for acceptance, a desire that becomes more difficult when her newfound teammates begin to have horrifying fainting fits. The film is an engrossing psychological journey into the end of childhood, one that offers no easy answers for viewers. Variety writer Nick Schager accurately calls The Fits “a meticulous mood of psychological isolation and beguiling mystery”.
- Rachel Ahrnsen


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:12am
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Actor Martinez
Limited Capacity seats available

When Arthur Martinez, a real-life actor and computer technician, sets out to star in a
semi-autobiographical narrative about his life, the lines between fact and fiction become
heavily distorted. Finding himself often at odds with directors Mike Ott and Nathan Silver,
Martinez struggles to deliver a “marketable” film that maintains emotional truth. A sort of
companion film to Kate Plays Christine (also playing at Sidewalk), the two explore the
process of finding one’s character, as well the trust and manipulation that come from
working within someone else’s vision. - Kyle McKinnon


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Little Men sponsored by Cox Pools
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This screening is sponsored by Cox Pools.

When 13-year-old Jake's family moves into an inherited Brooklyn home, Jake befriends Tony, whose single Chilean mother runs the outworn dressmaking shop downstairs. Tensions rise as Jake’s parents attempt to raise the shop’s rent in rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. As their parents’ feud escalates, the boys’ friendship deepens. Little Men showcases the strength and love of childhood friendship, which shines brightly against the backdrop of adult pettiness. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is Director Ira Sachs anticipated follow up to the acclaimed feature Love Is Strange.
- Rachel Ahrnsen


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:25am
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Alabama Shorts 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Modern Romance
Director: Adam Schwartz
Run Time: 2
USA
Dating isn't what it used to be, thanks to apps like Tinder, Snapchat, and Facebook.

Jinxed
Director: Sam Eather
Run Time: 14
Australia
Jason is jinxed when it comes to dating. Attending a party, he quickly discovers just how disastrously hilarious his jinx can be.

Sticky Note
Director: Parker Adams
Run Time: 5
USA
When several of his co-workers are laid off, a man grows paranoid that he's next on the chopping block.

Samantha Throws a Party
Director: John Wachs
Run Time: 4
USA
A woman struggling to prepare for a dinner party is interrupted by something unexpected.

Noah and the Band
Director: Chloe Jury-Fogel
Run Time: 18
USA
A young folk-rock singer gains custody of her 6-year-old nephew as she's about to embark on tour.

Blackface
Director: Shanrica Evans
Run Time: 12
USA
Blackface/minstrel actor Henry Roberts becomes the victim of a hate crime in his small southern town due to a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Convenience
Directors: Anna Quinlan, Isabel Farrington and Katherine Harrison
Run Time: 20
USA
We follow Sunita, the owner of a New York bodega, through the course of one day as she encounters a pair of spurned twin souls in the morning, a mother and daughter at odds in the afternoon and a group of reckless lovesick teenagers at midnight.

Aster and Sidney
Director: Sean Temple
Run ime: 20
USA
After the collapse of society, a secret threatens to destroy two women's relationship.


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:35am
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:15am

Saturday Family Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

This shorts block is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Fest sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Titanic Boy

Director: Andrew Reed
Run Time: 8
USA
Explores the life of 13 year old Luke whose interest in the Titanic has been both the cause of and solution to many of his problems.

The Forgotten Treasure
Director:  Tam Le
Run Time: 10
USA
Two young girls find a treasure box in the woods.

Angel Bird
Director: Elizabeth Russell
Run Time: 3
Czech Republic
A bird is frozen to death at the foot of a statue, bringing to mind the story of "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde. An angel appears to carry the bird to heaven.

Let's Catch A Movie
Director: Emma Penaz Eisner
Run Time: 2
USA
When everyone in town scrambles to catch a movie, she desperately reels away! Zippy and colorful, this animated comedy introduces a host of zany characters.

Monty and the Runaway Furnace
Director: Joe Taranto
Run Time: 31
USA
A kind, old maintenance man is in love with the furnace that powers the factory where he works. But when a new owner wants to replace the furnace, he must save both it and his memories of the previous owner, his deceased father.


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:15am - 11:35am
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30am

Jackson sponsored by Jackson Women's Health Organization
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

This screening is sponsored by Jackson Women's Health Organization. 

The debate regarding abortion remains a steady battle in the U.S. No community knows such better than the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Focusing on the last open abortion clinic in the poorest state in America, Jackson profiles three women affected by each side of the debate, the abortion clinic’s director, a pro­life pregnancy center director, and a poor, single mother pregnant with her fifth child. Edited from 700 hours of footage and shot over three years, Jackson provides shocking glimpses of the reality faced by women living with the constant threat of the removal of choice.
- Charlie Sanders


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30am

Crowdfunding to Build Independence with Seed & Spark
Limited Capacity seats available

The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career — and provide the groundwork for theatrical distribution that you control. Seed&Spark and Tugg are combining forces to invest in the future of independent film by offering a comprehensive Crowdfunding to Build Independence seminar. This workshop for film-related projects will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience.

Seed&Spark is a truly independent film community where filmmakers and audiences join forces to fund, promote and watch the best new independent films. Seed&Spark's film-specific crowdfunding tool — the “WishList” — allows supporters to buy or loan specific items to a production. Tugg is a web platform that enables you to bring your film to your fans' local theaters or community venues. Through Tugg, individuals are empowered to select a film, time, and nearby theater, and then spread the word to their immediate and online community.



Speakers
avatar for Julie Keck

Julie Keck

Media & Communications Director, Seed&Spark
Julie Keck tends to media and communication strategy at Seed&Spark. She joined the team with 10 years of filmmaking experience and 5 of crowdfunding under her belt. Julie has run or consulted on crowdfunding projects that have raised over $300k total, and she’s spoken about social media for creatives, sustainable filmmaking, and audience engagement at SXSW, the University of Notre Dame, the Chicago International Film Festival, and more. Julie... Read More →


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

10:30am

4th Annual Saturday Morning Cartoons!
Limited Capacity seats available

For the 4th year in a row Sidewalk Programmers have compiled an awesome
selection of 80's and 90's cartoons and vintage Saturday morning commercials
for the start of your Sidewalk weekend. To accompany the fun-packed screening
there will be a free cereal bar and surprise treats, along with juice and coffee. So
launch into your Sidewalk 2015 weekend the right way, by loading up on carbs,
crazy cartoon antics and good company. Fun for all ages!

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30am

SHOUT Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Bird Of Prey
Director:  Marion Hill
USA
A married woman in her forties navigates a fine line between love and infatuation with her friend's daughter.

Sign
Director: Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Run Time: 14
USA
Through vignettes, music, and sign language, "Sign" tells the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

Deep End
Director: Ruby Drake
Run Time: 8
through an unexpected crisis in their relationship.

First Night Out
 
Director: Will Mayo
Run Time: 3
USA
A woman takes herself to dinner for the very first time.

The Escape Hatch
Director:  David Willing
Run Time: 10
Australia
A girl walks into a restaurant dressed as Wonder Woman. She flicks her cape, takes a seat at the bar and orders a beer. As the restaurant staff ponder the motive behind this costume, the girl receives a text message and flies out the door. But the next Saturday evening, she’s there again.and with all their information.  I've added them to the SHOUT facebook event already (and gone ahead and added all the other SHOUT shorts' information).

Dawn
Director:  Jake Graff
Run Time: 13
United Kingdom
It's always darkest just before dawn.

Pronouns
Director:  Michael Paulucci
Run Time: 10
USA
A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest.

Queens
Director: Lucas Omar
Run Time: 5
USA
After a prom couple spends a romantic night in a hotel, the Southern Belle Prom Queen wakes up to find her boyfriend unusually "dressy."

Why I'm Afraid 
Director: Tanner Robbins
Run Time: 7
USA
Homophobia stalks Matt's mind as he walks across town for a grindr date.

1985
Director: Yen Tan
Run Time: 9
USA
When Adrian, a man with AIDS, wants to hide his symptoms from his estranged mother, he makes a home appointment with a beauty consultant.

Out In Alabama 
Director: Bonnie Blue Edwards
Run Rime: 11
USA
A captivating journey into the lives of LGBT members in Birmingham, Alabama--and a celebration of the friendships formed within Pride events.

Ending the Silence 
Directors: Jo Badgett, Geena Marshall
Run Time: 10
USA
The personal stories of some of the founding members of Alabama's HIV / AIDS organizations.

Easy, a 3 Minute Love Story
Director: Robert Guthrie
Run Time: 3:37
USA
Two high school guys are in love. One's Christian, one's Jewish. A father disapproves, the other's parents are thrilled. Who cares that it's not perfect? They got this. 


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30am - 12:10pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:45am

Skips Stones For Fudge sponsored by Alpha Lumber
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Alpha Lumber.

After a weekend of drinking beer and skipping stones, co­directors Ryan Seitz and Daniel Skaggs had a curious thought: what if people skipped stones professionally? A quick Google search led the filmmakers to a meeting with the people who make up the little known community of competitive stone skippers, including Guinness World Record holder Kurt “Mountain Man” Steiner. Motivated to expose the phenomenon of this obscure sport to the world, Seitz and Skaggs profile Steiner and Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars, among other competitors, as they train to compete for the currently held world record.
- Charlie Sanders


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:45am - 11:37am
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00am

Sidewalk Food Truck Rally
Sidewalk is partnering with B'ham Food Trucks to bring the best food to the 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions, August 26-28, 2016! Come grab a bite from the best food trucks in town, catch a set from a local artist on the Sidewalk Central Stage, and more, all in Birmingham's historic theatre district.

We will also have Coca-Cola products, wine and Back Forty Beer Co. Beer available for sale on-site.

This is a FREE event and open to everyone! Purchase of festival tickets not required. Check below for schedule and locations.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY
Sidewalk Central
3rd Ave N in between 18th and 19th St N
and
Alabama School of Fine Arts
800 19th St N

Check back soon for more participating trucks!

Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Eugene's Hot Chicken
Lazy Boy BBQ
Old Town Pizza
Snapper Grabber's Coastal Kitchen
Cantina on Wheels
Saw's Street Kitchen
Greg's Hot Dogs
Full Moon BBQ
NOLA Ice
IZabellas Italian Sandwiches
That's My Dawg



Saturday August 27, 2016 11:00am - 9:00pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:30am

Yardley along with Mason Music Studios Kids
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio

Saturday August 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

11:40am

First Lady of the Revolution sponsored by Birmingham-Southern College
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

This screening is sponsored by Birmingham-Southern College.

This film plays out like a fairy tale; a young Alabaman woman falls in love with a
Costa Rican man while visiting family. The small twist is that this man would later
foment a revolution in his home county and face years of exile. However,
Henrietta Boggs is not the “helpless Southern belle” in this story, she’s a fiery,
intelligent young woman. She plays an active role, doing what she can to shape
the political upheaval and subsequent reform in a country that she considers a
second home. Henrietta currently quietly resides in Montgomery, Alabama.
- Kate Michel



Saturday August 27, 2016 11:40am - 12:50pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Kids Shorts Starring Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

This shorts block is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Goosebump Acadmey I


Dog*Walk

El Chévere

Mission Disconnect

Goosebump Acadmey II

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Fraud
Limited Capacity seats available

Fraud broke onto the 2016 festival scene with instant notoriety after its controversial premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival this past April. Though labeled a documentary at the notable premier, much of the audience found the suggestion enraging. Here we label it as a hybrid work of fiction... Labels aside, the filmmakers constructed the story after discovering countless hours of family footage on YouTube and mined them to create a piece that is simultaneously extremely original, enjoyably controversial and intensely uncomfortable. We anticipate that the Sidewalk audience will have a lot to think and say about Fraud.

- Anonymous



Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 12:52pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Hotel Dallas
Limited Capacity seats available

In 80’s communist Romania the series Dallas was the only U.S. television allowed as it was thought it would serve as a cautionary tale of despicable Western greed. Such backfired and Dallas became obsessively well loved in Romania, so much so that billionaire Ilie Alexandru built a full size Southfork ranch replica outside of Bucharest (accompanied by a replica of the Eifel Tower). But Hotel Dallas isn’t about that... well not exactly. The docu-narrative-experimental film beautifully, abstractly and often strangely explores communism and the allure of the fantastical. Dallas’ Bobby, Patrick Duffy, stars.

- Rachel Morgan



Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:14pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Sidewalk Street Market
Sidewalk Street Market
Shop with some of Birmingham's coolest vendors in between films or bands. 

This is a FREE event and open to everyone! Purchase of festival tickets not required. Check below for schedule and locations.

Saturday, August 27
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
19th St N in between 5th and 6th Ave N

Big Spoon Creamery
Birmingham Henna
The DIRTY RED
Jazzy Jewels by Crystal
Tropicaleo
First United Methodist Church - Birmingham

Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

12:10pm

Chicken People sponsored by JLP, Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This screening is sponsored by JLP, Inc.

Chicken People provides a fascinating peek into the highly entertaining world of competitive champion show chicken breeders. The film follows an eccentric cast of chicken enthusiasts, including a racecar engine designer, a recovering alcoholic, and an 80’s revival musical performer. They all have one thing in common: their quest to win at
the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster dog show for chickens. The “real life Waiting For Guffman” reference is obvious, but Chicken People also has a surprising and endearing amount of heart.
- Rachel Ahrnsen


Saturday August 27, 2016 12:10pm - 1:33pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:25pm

Saturday Shorts: Creative Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

From architecture to music to film, these films explore how the arts permeate and drive daily lives in both light-hearted and serious ways.

Sing for Your Supper
Director: Mu Sun
Run Time: 16
USA
In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again.

Just a Song
Director: Gina Hirsch
Run Time: 6
USA
A songwriter shares his new song with his girlfriend and things get a little weird.

Bliss Blue
Director: Elle Schneider
Run Time: 11
USA
A woman in crisis searches for just the right shade at her hometown paint store. Her reacquaintance with two women from her past does not help.

a film by Vera Vaughn
Director: Sorrel Brae
Run Time: 11
USA
In this supernatural digital-age thriller, a filmmaker falls through the looking glass when she must face her own terrifying creation.

The Love Song of M. Anderson Vincent
Director: Chen Gu
Rn Time: 19
USA
Two strangers meet in the dreamy haze of a smoke-filled bar, and one of them wakes up too soon.

The Lot
Director: Russell Blanchard
Run Time: 16
USA
When a lonely cafe owner struggles to help an outcast boy build a fort on a blighted lot, their project and budding friendship is threatened by a city ordinance.

Off Track Betty
Directors: Clayton Dean Smith
Run Time: 19
USA
In an ever-changing corner of New York City, a longtime resident realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood that she calls home. Unsure about her future, she is confronted by a young man with a direct link to her past.

Speakers
avatar for Clayton Dean Smith

Clayton Dean Smith

Filmmaker, actor, producer, Off Track Betty
Clayton is a filmmaker and actor in NYC. He's also a policy wonk and serves as a Vice Chair of Midtown Manhattan's Community Board. Born and raised in Kansas City with family in Austin.

Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:25pm - 2:05pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:30pm

Sidewrite Alabama Table Read

Sidewrite Alabama Short Screenplay Table Read

The Acting Studios actors reading the three finalists from our Alabama Sidewrite finalists

  • Warrior Fork by Dan Goforth
  • Three Minutes by Ian Cunningham
  • Rose by Joey Prestley



Saturday August 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

12:30pm

Here Comes Rusty sponsored by Green Again
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Green Again.

In this Alabama-shot comedy, perpetually broke Dicky St. John, proprietor of a
failing Mobile greyhound track, makes a desperate bet with his sleazy used car
dealer brother-in- law, Mak Hoffstadt, to save his business. The fates of both the
track and car lot hinge on the outcome of one big dog race. But little does Dicky
know, Mak has hired a pair of ne’er-do- wells and is stacking the deck with dirty
tricks to ensure his victory.
- Corey Craft

Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:52pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:40pm

Kate Plays Christine
Limited Capacity filling up

During a 1974 on-air newscast in Sarasota, Florida, TV host Christine Chubbuck committed suicide
with a revolver aimed behind her right ear. The first haunting image we see in Kate Plays Christine is
the actress Kate Lyn Sheil in costume, mute and introspective as a flurry of technicians ready her for
this infamous scene. The not-easily- achieved balance between art-based- on-tragedy and the
glorification of violence is explored in this hybrid narrative-documentary, which premiered at the 2016
Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Documentary Special Jury Award for Writing.
- Kate Michel

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 12:40pm - 2:32pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Waterwells
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Saturday August 27, 2016 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Other People sponsored by Pentoir Construction, Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

This screening is sponsored by Pentoir Construction, Inc.

Through the lens of one man’s year-long journey coping with the selfishness and selflessness he experiences while providing care for his ailing mother, Other People drives its audience to look deeper at the bonds holding us together. Between snippets of simple, yet beautiful dialogue, the audience cries for the movie’s changing central relationships and laughs unashamedly (and often) in spite of the earnest subject matter. In the end, Other People authentically expresses the ups and downs and subsequent evolvement of a family affected by cancer. Perhaps above all else Molly Shannon delivers a standout performance.
- Charlie Bice


Saturday August 27, 2016 12:45pm - 2:22pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:00pm

Saturday Shorts: Generations
Limited Capacity seats available

Crossing generational boundaries is challenging. These films display just how challenging that crossover can be:

Madam Black
Director: Ivan Barge
Run Time: 12 minutes
New Zealand When a glamour photographer runs over a child's pet, he's forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.

Where You Are
Director: Graham Parkes
Run Time: 13 min
USA
When Jen's son disappears in a game of hide-and-go seek, she unwittingly embarks on a journey through time in order to find him.

Cowboys
Director: Bernabé Rico
Run Time: 20 min
Spain
Washed-up actor Martin gets a working offer his agent will not let him pass up: to be the companion of a 5-year-old boy in a costume contest at the amusement park. This gig will change both their lives forever.

Preggo
Direector: Kristin Slaysman
Run Time: 8
USA
One woman prepares for the birth of an unexpected child.

The Quantified Self
Director: Gleb Osatinski
Run Time: 16
USA
When well-meaning parents turn self-tracking into a family religion, the consequences fall outside the quantifiable.

Red Folder
Director: Ben Kallam
Run Time: 10
USA
A high school student tasked with finding his teacher's red folder must confront the implications of an increasingly elusive search.

Winter Light
Director: Julian Higgins
Run Time: 29 min
USA
When an aging college professor confronts two hunters trespassing on his remote Montana property, he begins an escalating battle of wills that will test his faith in everything he holds dear. Adapted from a short story by acclaimed author James Lee Burke.

Second Words
Director: Jake Hull
Run Time: 11 min
USA
As an aging farmer tries to cook his late wife's beloved meatloaf, a mysterious young woman threatens to upend his memories of the recently departed.


Saturday August 27, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:20pm

Arnie the Doughnut and The Scrambled States of America

Saturday August 27, 2016 1:20pm - 3:00pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:35pm

Farmer/Veteran
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

After serving three combat tours in Iraq former soldier Alex Sutton attempts to build a new life as a farmer in rural North Carolina. However, the aftershocks of war don’t allow for an easy transition. A microcosmic study of post-traumatic stress, Farmer/Veteran confronts the side effects of combat, the impact on those that live through such and the fallout that deeply affects surrounding loved ones. The documentary is simultaneously beautiful and terrifying and possesses a tone and style reminiscent of Marwencol and Billy the Kid, while yet remaining wholly original.

- Rachel Morgan 

Artists
Sponsors


Saturday August 27, 2016 1:35pm - 3:05pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

1:40pm

Raiders Double Feature: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made sponsored by Adventure Travel
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Adventure Travel.

Dir. Tim Skousen, Jeremy Coon


Childhood friends Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb reunite 25 years later to shoot the final scene of their shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg's classic film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sidewalk is proud to present a special encore screening of Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made followed by the Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, Eric Zala will join us for the screening.


Saturday August 27, 2016 1:40pm - 3:26pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

Steel City Jug Slammers
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Saturday August 27, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

The Black Lens

A discussion of diversity and representation in filmmaking




Saturday August 27, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

2:00pm

ENCORE: SHOUT Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Attend this encore of our popular SHOUT Shorts from 10:30am Saturday morning!

Bird Of Prey
 
Director:  Marion Hill 
USA 
A married woman in her forties navigates a fine line between love and infatuation with her friend's daughter.

Sign 
Director: Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Run Time: 14
USA 
Through vignettes, music, and sign language, "Sign" tells the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

Deep End
Director: Ruby Drake
Run Time: 8
through an unexpected crisis in their relationship.

First Night Out
 
Director: Will Mayo 
Run Time: 3
USA 
A woman takes herself to dinner for the very first time.

The Escape Hatch
Director:  David Willing
Run Time: 10
Australia
A girl walks into a restaurant dressed as Wonder Woman. She flicks her cape, takes a seat at the bar and orders a beer. As the restaurant staff ponder the motive behind this costume, the girl receives a text message and flies out the door. But the next Saturday evening, she’s there again.and with all their information.  I've added them to the SHOUT facebook event already (and gone ahead and added all the other SHOUT shorts' information).

Dawn
Director:  Jake Graff
Run Time: 13
United Kingdom
It's always darkest just before dawn.

Pronouns 
Director:  Michael Paulucci 
Run Time: 10
USA
A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest.

Queens
Director: Lucas Omar
Run Time: 5
USA
After a prom couple spends a romantic night in a hotel, the Southern Belle Prom Queen wakes up to find her boyfriend unusually "dressy."

Why I'm Afraid 
Director: Tanner Robbins
Run Time: 7
USA
Homophobia stalks Matt's mind as he walks across town for a grindr date.

1985 
Director: Yen Tan
Run Time: 9
USA
When Adrian, a man with AIDS, wants to hide his symptoms from his estranged mother, he makes a home appointment with a beauty consultant.

Out In Alabama 
Director: Bonnie Blue Edwards
Run Rime: 11
USA
A captivating journey into the lives of LGBT members in Birmingham, Alabama--and a celebration of the friendships formed within Pride events.

Ending the Silence 
Directors: Jo Badgett, Geena Marshall 
Run Time: 10
USA
The personal stories of some of the founding members of Alabama's HIV / AIDS organizations.

Easy, a 3 Minute Love Story
Director: Robert Guthrie 
Run Time: 3:37
USA
Two high school guys are in love. One's Christian, one's Jewish. A father disapproves, the other's parents are thrilled. Who cares that it's not perfect? They got this. 

Saturday August 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

The Gleam
This interactive documentary explores Guntersville, Alabama, through the lens of its local newspaper, The Advertiser Gleam. Visitors are invited to experience the world's first audio visual small-town paper via computer and headphones. You explore the stories that interest you – be it an underground fight club, a 1950s plane flight, or a newborn goat named Miracle (just to name a few). The filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions and present portions of the film live. This programming is available to all VIP, Weekend, and Day passholders, but seating is limited.  Guests will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The interactive programming runs on Saturday only.




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Saturday August 27, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Alabama School of Fine Arts-Gallery

2:25pm

Contemporary Color sponsored by Shotgun Cinema
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This screening is sponsored by Shotgun Cinema.

When we first heard that the Ross Brothers were going to be collaborating with former
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne on a film about color guard teams, we were both
excited and puzzled. Fast forward to the present, and we can confidently say that this is
a spectacle to witness.
Firstly, the event that Contemporary Color documents, itself, is wonderful. The nation’s
top color guard teams perform to live music of St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, and many
other contemporary artists. And secondly, the film truly raises the bar for performance
documentaries. I could write an essay about the sound design and the editing itself.
If you're on the fence about this, let me say that I think most everyone was, and you're
probably going to love it.
- Kyle McKinnon


Saturday August 27, 2016 2:25pm - 3:56pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:40pm

Silicon Cowboys sponsored by Danny and Amy McKinney
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Danny and Amy McKinney.

Take a look at the history of Compaq and its development of the portable personal computer in the 1980s. In a classic David-and-Goliath story, Compaq challenged IBM's dominance of the personal computer industry. Follow the meteoric rise of this company and the men who founded it as they transform the landscape of the technology business and alter the course of personal computing forever.
-Joi Tribble


Saturday August 27, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:00pm

All The Birds Have Flown South
Limited Capacity seats available

Following his mother’s funeral, Stephen, an abnormal, maladjusted loner (he looks like a
personified police sketch), returns to an empty home without a soul to care for. After nearly
ending it all, he zeroes in on Tonya (Joey Lauren Adams), a drugged-damaged diner waitress
who cares for a sickly, abusive boyfriend in a motel room. Why the obsession with her? We're
not yet sure. But it gets bad.
Directors Joshua and Miles Miller deliver an icy cold Southern gothic that effectively balances
eerie tone with solid dramatic performances.
- Kyle McKinnon


Saturday August 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:48pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:10pm

The Lost Arcade sponsored by The Dome Rocks
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by The Dome Rocks.

What can a quarter buy you? In video game arcades in New York, it can buy you a small lifetime of adventure, action, and friendship. This documentary is a record of the closing and reopening of the Chinatown Fair arcade through the eyes of those who love it. Both a look back at the golden age of arcades and a paean to the changing times, The Lost Arcadeexplores the not-so-subculture of  classic arcade gaming that continues today.

Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:10pm - 4:46pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:15pm

Gabriel Tajeu
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Saturday August 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

3:15pm

Why Retrospective Matters

Why do video stores, theatrical screenings and retrospective programming matter in a world of streaming content?



Speakers
avatar for Aaron Hillis

Aaron Hillis

Video Free Brooklyn
Aaron Hillis was recently praised by Brooklyn Magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture." He is a NYC-based film critic who has written for such outlets as The Village Voice, Time Out NY, Variety, VICE, LA Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine. Aaron is also the proprietor of Video Free Brooklyn (@vfbrooklyn, three-time "Best Video Store in NYC") and inaugural curator of the former reRun Gastropub Theater. His... Read More →


Saturday August 27, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

3:15pm

Saturday Alabama Doc Shorts
Limited Capacity filling up

The Hand in the Trunk
Director: Robert Clay
Run Time: 5
USA
In 1979, Birmingham News photographer Jerry Ayres and reporter Mark Winne pursue a car driving through the Birmingham area with a hand waving for help from the trunk.

Hollis Treasures
Director: R. Todd Campbell
Run Time: 12
USA
Peruse the hidden gem of Birmingham, Tim Hollis's Hollis Treasures museum. With toys and games from the 60s, 70s and 80s, the museum not only preserves the memories of countless visitors, but also the memories of an entire life.

On the Horizon
Director: Lauren Musgrove
Run ime: 14
USA
With an abundance of hot, sunny days, Alabama has an incredible solar resource. Learn about Alabama's vast solar potential and the impediments and policy barriers that are holding back its solar success.

Seeding Fear
Director: Craig Jackson
Run Time: 11
USA
Meet Michael White, a fourth generation farmer and seed cleaner, who has faced down Mosanto.

Company Town
Directors: Amir Ahmed, Gina Sherman
Run Time: 9
USA
Globalization makes a big local impact on the city of Fairfield. When U.S. Steel closed its doors, workers were left jobless and a community struggles to meet the needs of citizens.

Okra
Run Time: 10
USA

Sharing the Secrets
Director: Drew Perlmutter
Run Time: 13
USA
Follow the passionate and daring cavers as they explore the breathtaking hidden treasures of Alabama's Northeast.

Blocked
Directors: Amber Pope, Suzanna Swanson
Run Time: 9
USA
Birmingham’s historic Fountain Heights neighborhood fights against a new highway plan that will further divide it from the rest of the city.

Eat White Dirt
Director: Adam Forrester
Run Time: 38
USA
Earth-eating has been documented since 400 BCE, and it persists as a practice to 2016. By sharing the ongoing narrative of contemporary scientists and modern-day accounts from practitioners, the tradition emerges as a counterpoint to the misguided stigmas often associated with eating white dirt.


Saturday August 27, 2016 3:15pm - 5:15pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:30pm

Nigel & Oscar vs Sasquatch
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. 

Join brothers Nigel and Oscar as they head into the woods of South Carolina in a last-ditch attempt to locate and capture a real live Sasquatch. Along the way, the siblings encounter an old rival, new allies, and unexpected adventures. When the Sasquatch hunt goes awry, Nigel and Oscar's loyalties to each other are tested. With a fantastic 80s-style spirit (down to the musical nods), you won't want to miss this documentary-approach fun filled comedy. Alabama Park fans take note; Cheaha State Park plays the South Carolina forest.

Joi Tribble


Saturday August 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:50pm

Morris from America
Limited Capacity filling up

Morris From America is an exploration of puppy love, single parenthood, and the kind of acute "otherness" that can only be experienced by a black American boy transplanted in an all white German town. 13-year-old Morris’ life revolves around his loving and playful father (Superstar Craig Robinson) and his hip-hop aspirations... that is until a beautiful girl takes him on a dizzying ride, landing him somewhere between lost and found. With breathtaking cinematography and characters that are complicated and flawed while remaining infectiously likeable, Morris From America is one of the true feel-good films of 2016. 

- Melodie Sisk



Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:50pm - 5:20pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:50pm

Trials: Finding the Medal
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO

Trials: Finding the Medals profiles four of the best para-rowers in the country as they train and compete in hopes of landing a place in the para-rowing category on the U.S. National Rowing Team. Each of the competitors face their own individual challenges and have to overcome insurmountable odds to pursue their dreams. Included among the stellar athletes profiled is University of Alabama coach Margaret Stran, who helped to build the college’s acclaimed wheelchair basketball program. Trials is a celebration of the human spirit and a true love letter to the majesty and sport of rowing.

- Rachel Morgan


 

Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:50pm - 5:40pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

4:15pm

Stand Up, Speak Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Even weathered Birmingham residents are unlikely to know the story of activist Nina Miglionico, the longest-practicing female attorney in Alabama. Despite intimidating threats and even attempts on her life, Miglionico advocated strongly for racial equality and women’s rights throughout her career. Elected to the Birmingham city council in 1963, among numerous causes, she fought for women to serve on juries (a right not granted until 1966). Despite her drive and forcefulness, accounts of Ms. Miglionico reflect how she nurtured those around her and inspired the next generation of Alabama’s activists, politicians, and attorneys.

- Kate Michel




Saturday August 27, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:15pm

Raiders Double Feature: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
Limited Capacity seats available

Dir. Eric Zala

Childhood friends Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb reunite 25 years later to shoot the final scene of their shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg's classic film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sidewalk is proud to present a special encore screening of Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made followed by the Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, Eric Zala will join us for the screening.

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 4:15pm - 6:07pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:30pm

Casting Stars
Limited Capacity seats available

You must have good actors but is it necessary to have a star? Learn about the role casting plays in financing your film, how to cast a star and what to do when a star drops out of your project.




Saturday August 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

4:45pm

In Snow
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio.


Saturday August 27, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

4:45pm

The Love Witch sponsored by Red Clay at Rosewood Hall
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This screening is sponsored by Red Clay at Rosewood Hall.

One of my favorite movies of the year thus far, a brilliantly executed throwback to Hammer films, The Love Witch captures the essence of the psychedelic satanic grooviness of the 1960’s and subversively delivers a clever feminist sting. Set in a timeless San Francisco, the story follows Elaine, a lovelorn witch who casts spells to have men fall in love with her. Unfortunately, the magic backfires and leaves a body count. To further complicate things, Elaine falls for a police detective who’s investigating the deaths. I can't stress how brilliantly stylized and brilliant, in general, this film is.
- Kyle McKinnon


Saturday August 27, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:00pm

Speed Sisters
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

Speed Sisters follows the lives of the five members of the Middle East's first all-female racing team. Attempting to practice and compete in any sport in occupied Palestine presents unique challenges, doing so as a woman, especially in a traditionally male dominated sport, is nearly impossible. Without access to practice tracks or the means to acquire actual racecars, the racers scrap together street vehicles and practice on dusty roadways in the shadow of Israeli military compounds all while dodging bullets, literally.

- Rachel Morgan


 

Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:20pm

Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows
Limited Capacity seats available

After being widely overlooked by the music industry, blues and soul singer Syl
Johnson took his earnings and started a chain of fried fish fast food restaurants. Syl had done well as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, but was often overshadowed by his Hi Records label mate, Al Green. Years after he stopped making music he discovered his songs are some of the most sampled in hip-hop. Any Way The Wind Blows traces Syl’s roots, and follows him on a comeback tour supporting a box set of his music released by the highly influential Numero Group.
- Tom Richardson


Saturday August 27, 2016 5:20pm - 6:44pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:30pm

Are the Queer Kids Alright?

A discussion of the portrayal of LGBTQ persons in queer film and television and how their representation affects young people who identify on the spectrum.


 


Moderators
avatar for Gina Mallisham

Gina Mallisham

SHOUT Outreach Coordinator, Sidewalk Film Festival
The SHOUT Film Festival is Alabama's first and only film festival celebrating the best, new LGBTQ indie films. The 2015 Festival is set for August 29-30 in downtown Birmingham's theater district and is sponsored in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences .

Speakers

Saturday August 27, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

5:30pm

Slash sponsored by Central Alabama Pride
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmimgham.

This screening is sponsored by Central Alabama Pride.

Neil is a shy, lonely high school student. His creative outlet is writing erotic fan fiction. After Neil’s writing is ridiculed in school, a fellow student and fanfic writer, Julia, comes to his rescue. The pair form a friendship as Julia persuades Neil to
submit his writing to an online forum. Things get complicated as Neil’s feelings for Julia and the forum’s moderator, Denis, grow. Slash is a funny, relatable coming of age film that is as charming as it is entertaining.
- Lisa Cordes


Saturday August 27, 2016 5:30pm - 7:10pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:45pm

Labyrinth
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

Earlier this year, the world became a little less funky with the passing of David
Bowie. So dance magic dance to this 20th anniversary screening of the Jim Henson
fantasy cult classic, in which a young Jennifer Connelly must save her baby brother
from the nefarious clutches of Bowie’s codpiece-rocking Goblin King, somewhere
within the titular, ever-shifting maze filled with magical creatures of all shapes and
sizes, brought beautifully to life by the Henson Workshop.
- Corey Craft


Saturday August 27, 2016 5:45pm - 7:31pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:50pm

TBA Encore
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday August 27, 2016 5:50pm - 7:20pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:00pm

Hot Bed
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Saturday August 27, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

6:00pm

Sazerac + Sidewalk Pop-up
Swing by Sidewalk Central on Saturday August 27th from 6–7pm to receive a complimentary sample of the famed Sazerac cocktail. While there, meet James Martin, the director of The New Orleans Sazerac, a short documentary that explores the expansive history and modern applications of the classic cocktail through interviews with historians, authors, experts, and bartenders. To make the perfect Sazerac combine one part technique, one part interpretation, and a dash of folklore.

The New Orleans Sazerac will screen on Sunday, August 28th at 5:15pm at ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre as part of the Sunday Alabama Documentary Shorts block. Cheers!

Artists
avatar for James Martin

James Martin

filmmaker & designer
James Martin is a filmmaker and designer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves making movies, eating burgers, sipping bourbon, branding restaurants and playing with his dog Cilantro. He produced Bubble (2013), Call Me (music video for St. Paul and the Broken Bones, 2014), and Little Cabbage (2015). He also directed The New Orleans Sazerac, a short documentary set for festival release in 2016.



Saturday August 27, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:10pm

By The River sponsored by Frank's Good Stuff Antiques
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for new perspectives on life is often best gained from experience first hand.
By The River is a documentary exploring this practice. The filmmakers set out on a
journey from Texas to California with no plan but to encounter the unknown.
Interviews make up this existential thread weaved together in a natural seamless
conversation between strangers met along their journey. Always guided by the drive
to move forward, Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) and director Kevin Ford rekindle
audience's curiosity and desire for travel and expansion of self.
- Charlie Sanders


Saturday August 27, 2016 6:10pm - 7:40pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:30pm

Saturday Shorts: Girl Power
Limited Capacity seats available

From comedy to drama to quirky escapades, women can have it all.

Hummingbird & Crane
Director: Veronica Rodriguez
Run Time: 14
USA
An underdog in the World Series of Youth Birding finds herself faced with the challenge of her bird-calling lifetime.

People Are Becoming Clouds
Director: Marc Katz
Run Time: 15
USA
We follow John and Eleanor, a married couple who are faced with a problem: Eleanor keeps on turning into a cloud. The couple visits Weather and Relationship Specialist Dr. Corduroy, hoping to resolve unusual situation.

Susie Sunshine
Director: Chelsea O'Connor
Rune Time: 18
USA
In an alternate world, Martin Energy dominates the energy market by harnessing women's emotional intelligence and strength to generate resources. When one of their "Sunshine Makers" accidentally creates electricity, the balances of this imposed order start to unravel.

Dogsbody
Director: Josh Crockett
Rune Time: 8
USA
The job hunt takes a strange turn for Renáe when she visits the home of a wealthy potential employer.

Dealing with Dana
Director: Nigel DeFriez
Rune Time: 16
USA
On a sinful getaway gone sour, a lonely vixen goes ignored while her gay best friend gets some.

Video
Director: Randy Yang
Rune Time: 15
USA
A woman's racist remark is captured on video by two teenage black girls.

The Mink Catcher
Director: Samantha Buck
Run Time: 13
USA
On the night of November 21, 1980, the women of Dallas, Texas, wait for the reveal of JR Ewing's killer on the hit TV show "Dallas." At a high-society viewing party, the newspaper gossip columnist meets the city's troubled new first lady, and must dig deep to unearth the gritty truths beneath the big hair, sparkling dress, and stunning mink coat.

Dog Bowl
Director: Gordy Hoffman
Run Time: 19
USA
After a distressed young woman steals the vest of a service dog, she becomes entangled in a surprising conspiracy.


Saturday August 27, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:40pm

Life & Liberty Shorts sponsored by Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market
Limited Capacity seats available

This shorts block is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

This screening is sponsored by Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market.

Documentaries focused on the human spirit and challenging issues of our day.

There's Always Hope City of Birmingham
Run Time: 10
USA
A glimpse into the revitalization happening in North Birmingham.

The Champion
Directors: Patrick McGowan, Brett Garamella
Run Time: 18
USA
A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago.

More than Music
Director: Senegal Babacar Ndiaye
Run Time: 13
USA
At a time when hip-hop seems to be headed in a disappointing direction, there exists an underexposed community of artists who have managed to transform the genre to address their community's needs.

Black & White
Director: Ginnard Archibald
Run Time: 3
USA
Meet Birmingham in all her color.

For the Children
Directors: William Johnston-Carter, Danielle Bryant
Run Time: 12
USA
A day in the life of a Mexican migrant field worker in Northern Alabama as he discusses his impressions of America and strives to provide a stable future for his children.

GOOD WHITE PEOPLE
Directors: Jarrod Welling-Cann, Erick Stoll
Run Time: 7
USA
A personal look at the effects of gentrification on one family in Cincinnati, Ohio, when a development company buys the building they rent.

Namibian Craft: the Unknown & the Outsiders
Director: Becky Beamer
Run Time: 17
USA
An intimate snapshot of the current craft culture narrative in Namibia as seen by an outsider.

Frame 394
Director: Rich Williamson
Run Time: 29
Canada
The story of a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America's most high-profile police shootings.


Saturday August 27, 2016 6:40pm - 8:40pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

7:00pm

Gip sponsored by Brandino Brass
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Brandino Brass.

Henry “Gip” Gipson has lived a long life as a rail yard worker, cemetery owner, and gravedigger, but nothing sums him up like his passion: the blues. Gip has operated a true delta blues juke joint in his backyard in Bessemer for over 60 years. Gip tells the story of the man and the club. When city officials shut down the party, the filmmakers were luckily there to capture the struggle to bring back one of the last remaining juke joints in the country.  

- Tom Richardson



Sponsors

Saturday August 27, 2016 7:00pm - 8:13pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:15pm

Kat Delacruz
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Saturday August 27, 2016 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

7:20pm

Donald Cried
Limited Capacity seats available

Returning to his hometown for a funeral, Peter loses his wallet and is forced to turn
to former friend and neighbor, ne'er-do-well Donald. Peter is thrust into the
livelihood of Donald’s deplorable situations while attempting to feign excitement for
his friend’s desperate needs for attention and long lost friendship. Having only
Donald’s assistance for food and transportation to rely on, Peter must curb his
critiques of the town that he thought he had escaped. Jesse Wakeman delivers a
perfect deadpan portrayal that dovetails harmoniously with Kris Avedisian’s
hilarious standout performance. Donald Cried is not to be missed, especially for fans
of the Coen Brothers and Jim Jarmusch.
- Charlie Sanders

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 7:20pm - 8:45pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:30pm

Cheerleader
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Set in the 1980’s, Cheerleader is a brilliantly insane style piece, but with a surprising amount of heart. It feels like a collision of The Virgin Suicide and Election, but, at the same time, is wholly its own film. You won’t find anything else like it in the line-up. It's a stylish fever dream surrounded by a thoughtful narrative... one or the other would have made the film lovable enough to program, but, considering it has both, it's pretty close to perfect. I have a major crush on this film. Major.


- Rachel Morgan 


Saturday August 27, 2016 7:30pm - 8:40pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:30pm

Check Surroundings for Safety
After viewing a curious event as seen through the lens of a backup camera on a vehicle, immerse yourself in the film as you join the characters in the vehicle for the ending.  This program runs in 30 minute increments beginning at 7:30PM.  Seating is extremely limited. *Not appropriate for children.

Artists


Saturday August 27, 2016 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Alabama School of Fine Arts-Gallery

7:40pm

Women Who Kill sponsored by Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB.

In the wryly-hilarious thriller-comedy-satire Women Who Kill, exes Morgan and Jean host a popular true crime podcast in Park Slope, Brooklyn. All is well until Morgan begins dating the mysterious Simone and, as Jean notes, something seems off. When a colleague dies unexpectedly more questions arise, but is Simone really a suspicious character or does Morgan just have trust and commitment issues? According to IndieWire critic Eric Kohn, Women Who Kill “is the Best Lesbian Horror-Comedy Ever”. Smart, funny and suspenseful, the film premiered this past spring at the Tribeca Film Festival.

-Rachel Morgan




Saturday August 27, 2016 7:40pm - 9:13pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:45pm

Beware the Slenderman
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

Originally created on an obscure message board in 2009 as part of a Photoshop
contest, Slenderman has quickly spread across the Internet, morphing into
something almost folkloric. In the late spring of 2014, two 12-year- old girls
committed an act that showed just how far the myth of Slenderman had grown
and how dangerous it really had become. In this HBO Documentary, the
filmmakers take the audience through the aftermath and trial of two pre-teens
who believed in the Slenderman myth all too vividly.
- Charlie Bice


Saturday August 27, 2016 7:45pm - 9:42pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:10pm

A Special TBA Screening
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday August 27, 2016 8:10pm - 9:25pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:10pm

Teen Made Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Soundtrack of my Life
Director: Kaylee Thomas
Run Time:
USA
Xandra, a quiet teenager, escapes her mundane life through listening to music. Little does she realize what she's missing until it's almost too late.

Door To Door
Director: Mady Dever
Run Time: 4
USA
A sad and lonely vacuum salesman tries and fails to sell vacuums.

A Little Love Goes a Long Clay
Director: Juliet Buckholdt
Run Time: 3
USA
A claymation tale encouraging positive use of social media over cyber bullying.

Forgetting
Director: Laura Hanson
Run Time: 4
USA
An older man fighting memory loss struggles to connect with his son.

Year Of Plenty
Director: Natasha Lasky
Run Time: 11
USA
Insulted by the popular at school, a group of shy teenage girls decide to change their status by forming a rock band. How far will they go to put a mean girl in her place?

Sleep
Director: Mary Aupperle
Run Time: 3
USA
Sarah stays up late studying and then has to wake up early for school. She tries to work her way through getting dressed, doing her makeup and having breakfast, but she's so tired it's dangerous.

Quote Unquote
Directors: Noa Schwartz, Nicole Bahar, Joji Baratelli
Run Time: 4
USA
Cinema Studies just might be the most boring class according to Alex and Bailey. When their teacher kicks them out for mouthing off, things start to get weird.

The Big A
Director: Noah Somer
Run Time: 7
USA
What does that big red A signify anyway? Nathanial Hawthorne visits a contemporary English classroom and offers a possible interpretation.

The Southern Social Order
Director: Ellie Stayner
Run Time: 4
USA
A visually striking personal documentary.

Us & Us
Directors: Trey Carlisle, Cole Kawana, Sebastian Ko, Jordan Seibel
Run Time: 6
USA
A look at dehumanization through the eyes of a black teen and the history of genocides.

Stealing Home
Directors: Justin Ciccone, Joe Levin, Michael Stokdyk
Run Time: 4
USA
Baseball may be America’s favorite past time, but to Cubans it means even more. Three teen sports enthusiasts traveled to Cuba and spoke to scholars and fans to learn more about the legacy of baseball in Cuba.

Love and Music
Directors: Sophia Dienstag, Ryan Finley, Sarah McAllister
Run Time: 5
USA
Cuba is known for its expressive music, but how did the revolution affect musicians’ freedom of speech through their music? Three American teen musicians delve into the matter through interviews with scholars and contemporary Cuban musical artists.

Growing the Rose: Landmines in Cambodia
Directors: Milo Hensley, Sam McCabe
Run Time: 6
USA
Every day in Cambodia, people are harmed by unexploded landmines left 40 years ago by US military action. Two teens travel to Cambodia to interview survivors, activists and a Nobel Peace Prize winner

Tipping Scales: The Story of Lisa Jura
Directors: Justin Binder, Jordan Brown, Ty Goodrich, Ned Jacobs, Ryan Kim, Chloe Kuelbs, Matthew Steiglitz, Caleb Ullendorff, Savannah Weinstock
Run Time: 6
USA
As the Nazis moved into Vienna, young Lisa Jura's life hung in the balance. Her life changed forever when her parents put her on a Kindertransport to England. This is a story of survival and the power of music evocatively told through animation.

The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz
Directors: Felix Audelo-Ruiz, Juli Freedman, Elly Hong, Carolina Martinez, Dora Schoenberg
Run Time: 9
USA
Powerful animation and personal testimonial bring to the screen Dana Schwartz' story of survival during the Holocaust.

One Day On Carver St.
Director: Azure Allen
Run Time: 4
USA
The story of Charlie's Place and its owner, Charlie Fitzgerald.Domar:

To Tame
Director: Benjamin Ades
Run Time: 7
USA
A short portrait on a horse tamer and instructor from Uruguay and his passion for taming.

Where We're Going
Director: Claire Norris
Run Time: 11
USA
When tragedy strikes in a loose-knit family, three sisters are yanked back into each others' lives. 


Saturday August 27, 2016 8:10pm - 9:40pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:25pm

Music Videos: Mix Tapes
Limited Capacity seats available

A collection of music and dance videos.

Darth Punk: The Funk Awakens
Director: Brian Curtin
Run Time: 5
USA
Daft Vader and Boba Funk are recruiting for the dark side. Disguised as an electronic music duo, they will be arresting ears and administering intergalactic rhythm and beats. The Rebels won't stand a chance.

The Beat Goes On
Artist: Gabriel Tajeu
Directors: Daz Wilson, Joe Walker"
Run Time: 5
USA

Addict
Artist: Nerves Baddington
Director: Jason Hamric
Run Time: 4
USA

She's Long Gone
Artist: Steel City Jug Slammers
Director: Kenny Lewis
Run Time: 3
USA

Once Upon a Dream
Artist: Aerial Silks
Director: Eric Brown Thomas
Run Time: 3
USA

Kitty Hawk
Artist: Jesse Payne
Dir:ector: Joe Walker
Run Time: 6
USA

Mountain Side 
Artist: Tennger Cavalry
Director: Uljmuren
Run Time: 3
USA

Don't Look Down 
Artist: Matt Pond
Director: Logan J. Freeman
Run Time: 5
USA

Who Knows
Artist: C.A.m.
Director: Kevin Key
Run Time: 4
USA

Dr. Gypsy 
Artist: Epic Fail
Directors: Michael James Wright, Ashley Fell
Run Time: 5
Mexico

Daggers
Artist: Electric Bleau featuring AJ Haynes
Director: Jen West
Run Time: 5
USA

Lone Digger
Artist: Caravan Palace
Director: Double Ninja
Run Time: 3
France

Ride with You 
Artist: Soren Bryce
Director: Devereux Milburn
Run Time: 5
USA

Put It On
Directors: Robin Rains, Walter Nolan-Schmidt, Frank Thagard
Run Time: 6
USA


Saturday August 27, 2016 8:25pm - 9:40pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:00pm

Teenage Cocktail

New at school, Annie finds herself falling for the seemingly more experienced Jules.  Enticed by the lure of easy money and intrigued by the captivating Jules, Annie joins her new girlfriend in the trade of webcam modeling for easy cash. The obsessive quality of high school love leads to jealousy from friends and sparks parental concerns, such trouble snowballs leading Jules and Annie to make hotheaded, desperate and dangerous decisions. Starring indie favorites Pat Healy and Joshua Leonard and impressive newcomers Nichole Bloom and Fabianne Therese, Teenage Cocktail is energetic, genre bending and engrossingly watchable.

- Rachel Morgan

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Saturday August 27, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:00pm

Glow in the Dark '90s Dance Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Glow with us at the biggest '90s rooftop dance party in Alabama! Aveda Institute will be on hand to help you day-glo paint your body and our DJ will be playing all your favorite '90s jams, and as always we have a couple of fun surprises up our collective sleeve. Plus+++ Pizza, Back Forty Brewing Co. Beer, Wine, Coopers' Craft Bourbon!

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Coopers' Craft

Liquor Distiller, Brown-Forman
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Saturday August 27, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday August 28, 2016 1:00am
Birmingham Parking Authority Deck 7 509 North 17th Street Birmingham (entrance on order of 18th Ave. N.)

9:20pm

Dead Hands Dig Deep
Limited Capacity seats available

Documentaries are meant to raise questions, but they’re also often meant to make
you question the chaos that is life. In Dead Hands Dig Deep, the chaotic life being
documented is that of ex-Kettle Cadaver singer Edwin Borsheim, once known for his
bizarre stage antics and brutal self-mutilation. As 19­year­old first­time director Jai
Love makes clear, Edwin’s on­stage persona is much more than an act. Warning:
This film is not for everyone. Graphic footage shows blood being spilled in all kinds
of ways, which once seen, can never be unseen.
- Charlie Sanders

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 9:20pm - 10:35pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:30pm

The Greasy Strangler
Limited Capacity seats available

The Greasy Strangler, all merits aside, is the grossest and most depraved comedy we’ve shown in a while. And that’s saying a lot. The film follows a father and his grown son who live together in a complicated relationship. The two fall for a woman and compete against one another for her affection. All the while, a hideous grease covered monster preys on its victims in the night. I can’t explain our fascination with this film, but we love it and quote it a lot. Imagine a NC­17 Tim & Eric family drama walking a thin line between genuinely funny and relentlessly nightmarish.
- Kyle McKinnon

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 9:30pm - 11:03pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:30pm

Long Nights Short Mornings
Limited Capacity seats available

A peek into the life of a New York City bachelor, this drama depicts the short-lived romantic episodes of James, who searches for a connection from woman to woman. Though he often comes up short, he leaves each encounter changed by having known each woman, however briefly. Structured as a series of vignettes, Long Nights, Short Mornings is a tour of urban nightlife and a portrait of being surrounded by people, but still completely alone. The film premiered at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival.

- Corey Craft

Artists

Saturday August 27, 2016 9:30pm - 11:10pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00pm

A Dark and Bloody Night Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Not for the faint of heart, these shorts will quench your thirst for blood. *Not appropriate for children.

Gwilliam
Director: Brian Lonano
Run Time: 8
USA
A recently released criminal is looking for a good time. He can forget his sins but he can never forget ... Gwilliam.

Pigskin
Director: Jake Hammond
Run Time: 14
USA
When cheerleader Laurie accepts a date from the dreamy quarterback, a grisly manifestation of her own bodily insecurities pushes her into a self-destructive nightmare.

Wan Mei
Director: Yiyi Yin
Run Time: 15
USA
When a man realizes his girlfriend has been unfaithful to him, he resorts to revenge -- and the love of a mannequin.

Night of the Slasher
Director: Shant Hamassian
Run Time: 12
USA
A teenage girl commits horror movie "sins" in order to lure a masked killer and exact revenge.

Bloody Henry
Director: Jean-Paul DiSciscio
Run Time: 27
USA
In a strange world of decaying drive-in movie theaters and desolate farmlands, one man travels the country selling bibles to hapless widows. But Henry isn't like everyone else, and his unique needs will drive him to a bloodier and bloodier path.

The Babysitter Murders
Director: Ryan Spindell
Run Time: 22
USA
A dark and stormy night. An innocent babysitter all alone. An escaped psychopath out for blood. You only think you know this story.


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:00pm - 11:40pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:15pm

TBA Encore
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday August 27, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30pm

After Dark Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Creepy and uncanny, you may want to sleep with the lights on after watching these shorts. *Not all material is appropriate for children.

Quiz
Director: A.D. Schmidt
Run Time: 6
USA
A text late at night. A terrifying question. Take the quiz.
 
Claude
Director: Alan Mykitta
Run Time: 17
USA
A wise-cracking private eye gets caught between the cops and a killer with a dark secret.

Empty Bed
Director: Brandt Shandera
Run Time: 7
USA
In the dark of night, a mother searches for her son after finding his bed empty.

Altschmerz
Director: Somica Spratley
Run Time: 8
USA
Faced with rejection and deceit, a woman struggles to understand her own identity and relationships with others.

Nosferratin
Director: Ann Kathleen Williams
Run Time: 11
USA
Bela is struggling for money, so when she sees a flyer for a clinical drug test that pays cash, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But soon the drugs start to make her hallucinate terrible things -- or so she thinks.

Slow Creep
Director: Jim Hickcox
Run Time: 12
USA
Fifteen-year-old Otter is excited that she's finally found the horror film she's been seeking for weeks. She doesn't realize the horror she brings home with it.


Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30pm - 11:30pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30pm

The Arbalest
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

Foster Kalt, legendary puzzle game maker and infamous recluse, breaks a four-year vow of silence with the public to reflect on his dark and troubled life. Agreeing to sit down for an interview, Kalt prepares to reveal his next gift to the world. Set throughout the late 60s and 70s in an alternate history of the modern century, The Arbalest’s daring visual style melds retro design and pop culture cues to great effect. Its excellent musical score perfectly captures the themes of romantic obsession and violence.
- Kyle McKinnon

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Saturday August 27, 2016 10:30pm - 11:46pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Sunday, August 28
 

10:00am

Fraud (Encore)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 10:52am
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Service To Man
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

Set in 1968 at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee, two men embark on their medical educations. Eli Rosenberg is a Jewish man who experiences prejudice from both his peers and his society for the first time. Michael Debois is the son of a successful doctor who must face his father's brilliance and expectations to become his own man. Their education becomes more than just a degree as they forge friendships, overcome rivalries, and discover a passion to serve all men regardless of skin color. Service To Man was shot primarily in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- Joi Tribble



Sunday August 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:32am
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30am

First Girl I Loved
Limited Capacity seats available

First Girl I Loved is reminiscent of a reoccurring high school dream that wakes you in a cold sweat. High school is a time of dizzying discovery, and looming disaster. First Girl I Loved captures the pains of being young, falling in love, navigating complex social dynamics and, of course, the breaking of hearts along the way. The film hinges on that moment of realization when you might not want to be the most popular girl in school, but you might rather want to be with the most popular girl in school. With exceptional performances all around, this film is not to be missed! 

- Melodie Sisk



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Sunday August 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:57am
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30am

The Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs
Limited Capacity seats available

Christo Roppolo claims to have seen UFOs since childhood, and as an adult, he has collected hours of footage of strange crafts floating across the Monterey, California skies. We follow Roppolo, a charismatic and slightly foul-mouthed enthusiast, as he relays experiences of unexplained phenomena. Director Justin Gaar looks well beyond the case for UFOs and turns the focus towards Roppolo, a filmmaker, a musician and a horror fanatic. Roppolo sheds light on personal tragedies that shaped him as an adult, and why this unrelenting obsession also brings him inner peace.
- Kyle McKinnon

Artists


Sunday August 28, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30am

De Palma
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

Attention die-hard movie fanatics: this one’s for you! Brian De Palma, the wickedly-inspired director of Carrie, Scarface, Dressed to Kill, and many other masterpieces, sits down with Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow to candidly discuss his entire career in cinema. This is De Palma unfiltered and totally off-the- cuff. Showcased with tons of clips from both his own movies as well as those that shaped his artistic vision, the documentary serves as the definitive checklist of must-see films from this surprisingly under-celebrated auteur.
- Kyle McKinnon



Sunday August 28, 2016 10:30am - 12:20pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:45am

MA
Limited Capacity seats available

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

One of the most beautiful, entrancing and intensely original films in the line-up, MA is an artful non-verbal work (it features only a few lines of dialogue). Written and directed by the amazing (VMA award-winning and Emmy nominated) choreographer, dancer and filmmaker, Celia Rowlson-Hall, who also stars, the film is truly visionary. It is also, perhaps, the most experimental film in the festival weekend. Part dance musical, part melodrama, part religious allegory... not to be missed. We are incredibly honored to have MA in the 2016 Sidewalk line-up.


- Rachel Morgan


 



Sunday August 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:05pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:45am

Girl Flu.
Limited Capacity seats available

Growing up can be confusing and humiliating. Moving to a new city can be scary.
Starting your first period in front of your new classmates can be downright
traumatizing. You could say Bird is having a rough week. Especially when her pot
smoking, impulsive mother constantly adds to the chaos instead of being a source of
solace. Through her mother’s network of strong female friends, long suffering
boyfriend and Bird’s own resilient spirit, Bird and her mother both starts to learn
what becoming a woman actually means.
- Lisa Cordes

Artists


Sunday August 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:17pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00am

Interactive and Innovative Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more about how these filmmakers are working to use new technologies and new approaches to make interative films and tell their stories in innovative ways.  

 

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Sunday August 28, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

11:00am

Knowbull
Limited Capacity seats available

A part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sposored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

Four students at Everyday High School quickly learn that the small, thoughtless act of one has a devastating ripple effect on the whole school. A cautionary tale to remind students to take “u” out of bullying.



 


Sunday August 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00am

Sidewalk Food Truck Rally
Sidewalk is partnering with B'ham Food Trucks to bring the best food to the 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions, August 26-28, 2016! Come grab a bite from the best food trucks in town, catch a set from a local artist on the Sidewalk Central Stage, and more, all in Birmingham's historic theatre district.

We will also have Coca-Cola products, wine and Back Forty Beer Co. Beer available for sale on-site.

This is a FREE event and open to everyone! Purchase of festival tickets not required. Check below for schedule and locations.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY
Sidewalk Central
3rd Ave N in between 18th and 19th St N
and
Alabama School of Fine Arts
800 19th St N

Check back soon for more participating trucks!

Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Eugene's Hot Chicken
Cantina on Wheels
Greg's Hot Dogs
Full Moon BBQ
NOLA Ice
That's My Dawg




Sunday August 28, 2016 11:00am - 7:00pm
3rd Ave N; 1800 Block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:10am

Sunday Documentary Shorts: Profiles
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

11:30am

Girls Rock Showcase
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Sunday August 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

11:45am

Alabama Doc Shorts Encore
Limited Capacity seats available

**This is an encore of the Saturday Alabama Doc Shorts Block**

The Hand in the Trunk
Director: Robert Clay
Run Time: 5 
USA
In 1979, Birmingham News photographer Jerry Ayres and reporter Mark Winne pursue a car driving through the Birmingham area with a hand waving for help from the trunk.

Hollis Treasures
Director: R. Todd Campbell
Run Time: 12
USA
Peruse the hidden gem of Birmingham, Tim Hollis's Hollis Treasures museum. With toys and games from the 60s, 70s and 80s, the museum not only preserves the memories of countless visitors, but also the memories of an entire life.

On the Horizon
Director: Lauren Musgrove
Run ime: 14
USA
With an abundance of hot, sunny days, Alabama has an incredible solar resource. Learn about Alabama's vast solar potential and the impediments and policy barriers that are holding back its solar success.

Seeding Fear
Director: Craig Jackson
Run Time: 11
USA
Meet Michael White, a fourth generation farmer and seed cleaner, who has faced down Mosanto.

Company Town
Directors: Amir Ahmed, Gina Sherman
Run Time: 9
USA 
Globalization makes a big local impact on the city of Fairfield. When U.S. Steel closed its doors, workers were left jobless and a community struggles to meet the needs of citizens.

Okra
Run Time: 10
USA 

Sharing the Secrets 
Director: Drew Perlmutter 
Run Time: 13
USA 
Follow the passionate and daring cavers as they explore the breathtaking hidden treasures of Alabama's Northeast.

Blocked
Directors: Amber Pope, Suzanna Swanson
Run Time: 9
USA
Birmingham’s historic Fountain Heights neighborhood fights against a new highway plan that will further divide it from the rest of the city.

Eat White Dirt
Director: Adam Forrester
Run Time: 38 
USA
Earth-eating has been documented since 400 BCE, and it persists as a practice to 2016. By sharing the ongoing narrative of contemporary scientists and modern-day accounts from practitioners, the tradition emerges as a counterpoint to the misguided stigmas often associated with eating white dirt. 

Sunday August 28, 2016 11:45am - 1:35pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Sidewalk Street Market


Sunday, August 28
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
19th St N in between 5th and 6th Ave N

BirmingHub
Kristie's Kandy Apples
Magic City Sweet Ice
Naughty But Nice A Kettle Corn Co.
First United Methodist Church - Birmingham

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Sponsors

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

12:15pm

Sidewrite International Short Screenplay Table Read

The Acting Studio's actors will read 4 selections from the international submissions to Sidewrite. 

  • The Tennis Racket by Matthew Onorato
  • Adrift by Stuart Creque    
  • Lovin' It by Stuart Creque       
  • The Sister Twins by Stephen Webb  


Sunday August 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

12:20pm

Author: The JT LeRoy Story sponsored by MASCO Fabrics
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

Artists
Sponsors

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

12:45pm

The Frequently
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio.


Sunday August 28, 2016 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Sunday Shorts: In Search of Lost Time
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday morning dramas as people reflect upon their pasts and pursue what they have lost.

Rehearsal
Director: Jennifer Silver
Run Time: 6
USA
Kate, a young theatre director, is late for her rehearsal of "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar." As Kate attempts to direct a scene with Marc Antony, the lines between her life and the play begin to blur.

Vincent
Director: Tati Barrantes
Run Time: 13
USA
When his dog Vincent passes away, aging one-hit wonder Adrian Granado fears he's lost the last true fan he'll ever have.

Chameleon
Director: Reza Dahya
Run Time: 18
Canada
Aiden is an undocumented worker from Ireland living in Toronto. When his secret girlfriend, Poorti, falls ill, he's forced to choose between getting caught and getting her the emergency medical attention she needs.

Little Sticker
Director: Michael Jackson Chaney
Run Time: 6
USA
An ordinary icon takes on new meaning as a couple wrestles with different methods of grieving over a tragic loss.

In Memory
Director: Robert Kirbyson
Run Time: 15
USA
In a seemingly utopian future, an elderly woman struggles to accept that it seems like it's her turn to die.

Spider Veins
Director: Frank Mosley
Run Time: 20
USA
Loosely inspired by Ibsen's "A Doll's House," "Spider Veins" is a mercurial narrative about the reunion of two old friends. By turns mysterious and shocking, the film investigates varying levels of everyday artifice.

Broke Dick Dog
Director: GB Shannon
Run Time: 12
USA
Three newly acquainted brothers track down and confront their absent and unapologetic father.


Sunday August 28, 2016 12:45pm - 2:17pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Rainbow Time
Limited Capacity seats available

Todd is nervous about introducing his girlfriend Lindsay to his family. Turns out, for good reason. His brother, who prefers to be called “Shonzi” after Arthur Fonzarelli, is a developmentally challenged troublemaker. A middle-aged virgin, he is loud, socially inappropriate, and horny as hell. Todd’s secrets and his new girlfriend are not safe with Shonzi. Filmmaker/actor Linas Phillips drew upon his experience as a caregiver for special needs children to craft his meticulous portrayal of Shonzi, a character who elicits sympathy and repulsion at the same time.
- Charlie Sanders

Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:50pm

Swiss Army Man sponsored by HomeRun
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This screening is sponsored by HomeRun.

Hank is stranded on a desert island and is about to lose all hope. But the arrival of a corpse with special life-saving abilities changes everything. Together, the two learn how to live again in this magical world. Swiss Army Man marks the feature directorial debut of music video directors Daniel Kwan and Birmingham native Daniel Scheinert (scheduled to attend), who bring this wild story to the screen with
a winning mix of scatological humor and wide-eyed wonder.
- Corey Craft



Sunday August 28, 2016 12:50pm - 2:27pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:00pm

Lakeshore Villas
Limited Capacity seats available

Set amongst alligator filled ponds, palm trees, and flocks of tropical birds is the small retirement community of Lakeshore Villas. The numerous and well-manicured trailers are home to individuals whose lives, anxieties, and failures are examined through personal stories and beautifully crafted observational footage. With a nostalgic score and motifs evocative of a 1950’s Florida postcard, what could easily be a melancholic film becomes a, sometimes, whimsical reflection on life’s final stage and the joys and failures that led the characters to their long-term residence at Lakeshore Villas.
- Candice Murdock

Artists


Sunday August 28, 2016 1:00pm - 1:56pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:00pm

KEDi sponsored by MDM Design Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

KEDi is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

This screening is sponsored by MDM Design Studio.

KEDi provides a glimpse into the lives of the thousands of cats who have claimed the city
of Istanbul as their territory for hundreds of years. Neither wild nor tame, these cats are
free to roam in and out of people’s homes and lives. The filmmakers follow seven cats,
providing a glimpse into the hidden world to which they belong. The documentary is a
heartwarming exploration of the complex, centuries-long relationship between the cats
and human denizens of this ancient city. KEDi is part of the family line-up, while
subtitled; it is very much a visual story for all ages.
- Rachel Ahrnsen

Artists
Sponsors

Sunday August 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:15pm

Miles
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

High school senior, Miles, is blessed with an adoring mother (the lovable Molly Shannon) and cursed by a cantankerous father (industry vet Stephen Root). When an unexpected event dashes Miles' college dreams he finds a creative solution: the girls volleyball team. A refreshing addition the 2016 film scene, Miles explores the hopes and fears of the budding of adulthood and the heartbreaks of middle age - while drawing a character who's queerness isn't their obstacle, rather, simply one color added to the many shades that create a leading man.

- J Matthew Cobb




Sunday August 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:41pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:40pm

Alabama Shorts 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Pining: A Romantic Comedy
Director: Darrell Nance
Run Time: 5 USA
A man plans the perfect date for himself and a co-worker -- unbeknownst to her.

Eyes Of Victory Only
Directors: Kevin Key and Malik Banks
Run Time: 5
USA
Following a Canadian invasion of America, a man searches the wartorn landscape for his wife.

Ignacio y Rosita
Director: Ian J. Cunningham
Run Time: 4
USA
Two lovers hash out their conflicts in front of millions of fans.

The Sibling Code
Director: Roberta Marie Munroe
Run Time: 7
USA
Sheryl and Austin, a pair of dysfunctional but loving siblings, meet up at a funeral home to plan a funeral. But when the funeral director dares to call into question the siblings' choices, things get ugly.

The Yearning
Directors: Michael McFarland, Michael Greene and Adam Boland
Run Time: 4
USA
Dennis is abducted by a mysterious and supposed former lover.

Chasing Kites
Director: Greyson A. Welch
Run Time: 19
USA
How much fun can you have in one day? From flying kites to riding grocery carts, Nicholas and Rosanna must make the most of their one day together.

And Now Makes Three
Director: Akil Buggs
Run Time: 6
USA
Charles tries a final effort to reconnect with his estranged wife, whose focus has shifted from them as a couple, to them as parents.

Popsy
Director: David Merriman
Run Time: 8
USA
Sheridan resorts to extreme measure to pay his debts, but it may come back to bite him. Based on a Stephen King story.

To Live
Director: Benjamin Rand
Run Time: 12
USA
In the ruins of their own home, a withered man decides perhaps death is better for his hopeful wife, before the storm gets them both.

Léa
Director: Connor Simpson
Run Time: 11
USA
As she prepares for the audition that could make her career, an aspiring actress struggles to find true connection with the world around her.

Game Night
Director: Sarah Heinss
Run Time: 12
USA
Janice and Bobby are in a new relationship, but things go south when they end up at a game night with both their exes.


Sunday August 28, 2016 1:40pm - 3:40pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

Stand Up, Speak Out (Encore)
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO

Even weathered Birmingham residents are unlikely to know the story of activist Nina Miglionico, the longest-practicing female attorney in Alabama. Despite intimidating threats and even attempts on her life, Miglionico advocated strongly for racial equality and women’s rights throughout her career. Elected to the Birmingham city council in 1963, among numerous causes, she fought for women to serve on juries (a right not granted until 1966). Despite her drive and forcefulness, accounts of Ms. Miglionico reflect how she nurtured those around her and inspired the next generation of Alabama’s activists, politicians, and attorneys.
- Kate Michel

Artists
Sponsors

Sunday August 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

Waking Idols
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Sunday August 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

Feminism in Film
Limited Capacity seats available

What we can do as storytellers to change how women are written,  which will change the way we see women reflected on screen and how we see them in life. 




Sunday August 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

2:20pm

Nigel & Oscar vs Sasquatch Encore
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

"Join brothers Nigel and Oscar as they head into the woods of South Carolina in a last-ditch attempt to locate and capture a real live Sasquatch. Along the way, the siblings encounter an old rival, new allies, and unexpected adventures. When the Sasquatch hunt goes awry, Nigel and Oscar's loyalties to each other are tested. With a fantastic 80s-style spirit (down to the musical nods), you won't want to miss this documentary-approach fun filled comedy. Alabama Park fans take note; Cheaha State Park plays the South Carolina forest.

Joi Tribble"


Sunday August 28, 2016 2:20pm - 3:50pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:45pm

Sunday Shorts: Off the Beaten Path
Limited Capacity seats available

Beautiful, unique, and sometimes slightly off-kilter, these films present our every day world from fresh perspectives:

Paper Harvest
Directors: Matthew Weitz and Matt Petrunak
Run Time: 8
USA
A writer, trapped in his own mind, struggles to find his muse. He revisits the overgrown landscapes of his youthful imagination to prepare for his next harvest.

Check Surroundings for Safety
Director: Michael Arcos
Run Time: 5
USA
A strange occurrence is captured on the rear view camera in a Ford driven by two men. Don't miss the experiential element of this film as part of our Interactive Programming.

Death$ in a $mall Town
Director: Mark Jones
Run Time: 7
USA
A mayor has a unique way to revive the fortunes of his small town that had been losing citizens, businesses, and tourists prior to his taking office.

Minor Setback
Director: Augustine Frizzell
Run Time: 10
USA
Jessie and Angela come up with a brilliant excuse to skip out on work so they can spend a day at the beach. Laying in the sand, smokin' fatties and eating donuts is so close they can almost taste it...until something unexpected goes down.

Breaker Breaker
Director: Travis Bogosian
Run Time:10
USA
An eccentric police officer patrols a remote hiking trail in hopes of making a new friend...but is he who he appears to be?

B O R N
Director: Ty Obsxura
Run Time: 3
USA
After receiving bad news, Dorothy goes on a wandering adventure that explores the complexities of life, one's place in the universe and self acceptance.

It Has to be You
Director: Conrad Rothbaum
Run Time: 14
USA One night at the Lindenwood Diner, three shots ring out. Six people. One crime. Everyone has their own perspective.

The Expanded Universe
Director: Christopher Jason Bell
Run Time: 12
USA
Brian doesn't want to see the new Star Wars. But one night he sees it in his dreams. And then...?

Killer
Director: Matt Kazman
Run Time: 20
USA
When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something bad happens.


Sunday August 28, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:00pm

Girl Asleep
Limited Capacity seats available

Girl Asleep is a visionary Australian coming-of- age comedy. I’s hard enough for
14-year- old Greta just being the shy new girl at her school, but when her
embarrassing parents decide the best way for her to come out of her shell is by
throwing her a birthday party, Greta must run the gamut of an eager young suitor,
a trio of high school mean girls, and a constantly evolving fantasy realm in the
woods behind her house. Part of the Sidewalk Family line-up, Girl Afraid is aimed
at mature young adults, those 14 years and older. The film contains profanity,
smoking, images from a nightmare and mild sexual innuendo. We encourage the
guidance of parents/guardians.
- Corey Craft

Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:17pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:00pm

Ants On A Shrimp sponsored by Electricity and Lighting, Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Electricity and Lighting, Inc.

Copenhagen based restaurant Noma is considered to be one of the best in the world. In 2015, chef René Redzepi relocated the entire Noma culinary team from Denmark to Japan with the mission of launching a pop-up restaurant, one that offered a new 14-course menu. Ants On A Shrimp follows Chef Redzepi and his crew to Japan as, immersed in a completely foreign culture, they attempt to pull off a seemingly impossible feat. The documentary presents a compelling, rare glimpse inside the world of those considered to be some of the greatest culinary artists of our time.

- Rachel Morgan





Sunday August 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:28pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:00pm

Alabama Dirt sponsored by Lovoy, Summerville & Shelton
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking place in the exciting world of southern dirt track racing, Alabama Dirt tells
the story of Ty Hargrove, a poor country boy who dreams of becoming a dirt track
champion. But becoming a champion takes money and money is something Tyler
does not have. Against the odds Ty must beat the local, rich boy champion Snake
Turner for a chance at glory. Shot in Mobile, Alabama and starring Michael Roark,
Leslie Easterbrook and country music artist Tracy Lawrence, Sidewalk is proud to
host the premiere of Alabama Dirt.
- Lisa Cordes


Sunday August 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:05pm

Fiddlesticks
Limited Capacity seats available

Fiddlesticks is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Super angry that consumer researchers have overrun their hometown and that their grandparents are confined to the old folks home, the children of Boilersville enlist the help of the adorable Fiddlesticks, their pet coati. The gang work together to wreak havoc, all in determination of turning the town around. Filmmaker Veit Helmer is admittedly heavily influenced by the Little Rascals and Pippi Longstocking. Packed with mischief, the live-action film is part of the 2016 Sidewalk family line-up. The director recommends Fiddlesticks for those ages 4 to 144. While the movie is subtitled it is visually dynamic.


- Rachel Morgan




 

Sunday August 28, 2016 3:05pm - 4:27pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:15pm

Hannah Thomas
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsord by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Sunday August 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

3:15pm

A Conversation with Ondi Timoner

A conversation with two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, director, Ondi Timone


Moderators
Speakers

Sunday August 28, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

3:20pm

Holy Hell sponsored by Philip Woods Home Builder Inc.
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
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:30pm

Suited
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

The closing words, "you have the right to be handsome", encapsulate the feeling this documentary evokes - that regardless of your gender identity, you have a right to feel comfortable and confident in the clothes you wear. The founders of the Brooklyn-based Bindle & Keep work to help people across the spectrum achieve this feeling, with an in-depth consultation to provide a suit truly tailored to the individual. Produced by Lena Dunham and screened at Sundance 2016, this interesting and surprisingly poignant HBO documentary will not disappoint. 


- Kate Michel


 

Artists
Sponsors

Sunday August 28, 2016 3:30pm - 4:47pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

3:30pm

Stay Hungry sponsored by Carmike at the Summit
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric is sponsored by the City of Birmingham. 

This screening is sponsored by Carmike at the Summit.

40 years ago, Hollywood rolled into Birmingham to film the adaptation of Charles Gaines’ novel Stay Hungry. Centering on the little-known world of professional bodybuilding, the movie follows Jeff Bridges, who plays a well-to- do (albeit directionless) Southern gentleman caught up in a
shady business deal to buy a gym. There he befriends the bodybuilder Santos, played by newcomer Arnold Schwarzenegger, and falls for Sally Field. Stay Hungry is an odd comedy that showcases many Birmingham locations, including The Lyric Theatre. If you're one of the few Birminghamians who has not seen this film, now’s the time to join the ranks. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Stay Hungry, appropriately, at the newly reopened Lyric Theatre.
- Kyle McKinnon



Sunday August 28, 2016 3:30pm - 5:12pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:05pm

Sunday Documentary Shorts: Journeys
Limited Capacity seats available

This shorts block is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

Explore the world from the beautiful near-by to the exotic far-flung and travel the world without leaving your seat

Home at Dawn
Director: Billy Silva, Guille Isa
Run Time: 5
Peru
An old fisherman recounts his life, the changing world, and his love for the ocean as he embarks out to sea early one morning.

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere
Director: Mickey Duzyj
Run Time: 19
USA
In 2003, Japan was plunged into economic darkness, and its people needed a ray of hope. They found one in Haru Urara, a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask and a career-long losing streak.

A House without Snakes
Director: Daniel Koehler
Run Time: 29
USA
In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people's relocation from their ancestral homeland. This intimate coming-of-age portrait explores the tension between modernity and tradition through the lens of two individuals' hopes and fears.

Awana
Director: William Silva Reddington, Guille Isa
Run Time: 12
USA
A beautiful observational documentary of the journey of a handmade scarf made by a weaver in a rural village in Peru.

I'm an Actor
Director: Aaron Greer
Run Time: 24
USA
A short documentary comparing the lives of a young Cuban actor and his American counterpart, revealing both the universal and the unique about the struggle to live as an artist in these two, distinct countries.

Greyhound
Director: Jack Truman
Run Time: 11
USA
A shocking, eye-opening experimental documentary that chronicles Jack Truman's cross-country road trip on a Greyhound bus.

Saultopaul 
Director: John Henry Summerour 
Run Time: 24 
USA 
Saultopaul is an 1,100-acre farm in northwest Georgia populated by Longhorn cattle, gigantic rock sculptures and Carl, an indefatigable 80-year-old who journeys through everyday Damascus moments to uncover the secret to life, death, and life after death. **with live soundtrack performed by 24 Hour Sunglasses 


Sunday August 28, 2016 4:05pm - 6:10pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:30pm

ALERT! Actors & Directors
Discover the ONE thing that delivers an Actor’s performance on to fulfill the Director’s Dream - a workshop that gets Director & Actor on the same page.

Moderators
Sunday August 28, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ruston Theatre at McWane Enter from 3d Ave. N.

4:40pm

TBA Encore
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday August 28, 2016 4:40pm - 6:40pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:45pm

TBA
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Sunday August 28, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

5:05pm

Episodic
Limited Capacity seats available

Content designed to be viewed serially.

Cast Off (2 eps)
Ep 1: "Straight Outta Little Compton"
Ep 4: "Viral"
Director: Elle Lipson
Run Time: 15
USA
When aspiring actress Collette moves from a small town to Hollywood, she finds herself living next door to bitter former child star Sierra. Soon, the girls' frenemy facade escalates into a hilarious game of manipulation and sabotage. Includes Episodes 1 & 4.

Gunner Jackson
Director: Christian Strevy
Run Time; 9
USA
His brother thinks he's gone off the deep end; his intern supports his delusion; his mentor loves his passion but wants him to focus his argument; and the citizen journalist spying on him might end up being his closest ally.

Subtle Adulthood with Red and Bangs
Ep 2: ""Insta-scam"""
Director: Abigail Armstrong
Run Time: 6
USA
Like a package of Ramen noodles, Red and Bangs have a friendship that is extremely unhealthy, dry, and ignorant of its own expiration date. Includes Episode 2, "Insta-scam."

Breakfast in Bed (3 eps)
Ep 1: ""Best of Friends""
Ep 3: ""Yes Yes Yes""
Ep 6: ""Menage a...""
Director: Kate Chamuris
Run Time: 14
USA
Brooke, the ever optimistic romantic and Marvin, the pessimist, have been best friends since they were 10. Now roommates, they are embarking on the quest to find their soul mates -- one bad online date at a time. Includes episodes 1, 3, and 6.

Shipping Anonymous
Director: Courtney Brown
Run Time: 12
Australia
A group of passionate, misfit television fans are kicked out of the last remaining place with free wifi. They are forced to become a fake support group so that they may access the last remaining wifi hot spot at the 'City Support Group Clinic.'

Monster Girls
Director: Matthew Soson
Run Time: 28
USA
When a lonely zombie-in-hiding, a gutter punk goblin-in-exile, and an alien researching human love end up sharing a house, daily life is never dull. A darkly comic look at the lives of every modern 20-something's desperate to find identity, acceptance, and a way to resist the urge to kill everyone they meet.


Sunday August 28, 2016 5:05pm - 6:30pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:10pm

The Pursuit of Hippo-ness
Limited Capacity seats available

Hippopotamus aren’t exactly the most loved animals on the planet. That title is left to be decided on the battlefield where dog and cat lovers fight to a bloody end. Also, lets face it, hippopotamus are kind of jerks; plus, despite having webbed feet, they aren’t good swimmers and can’t even float. That aside, many folks out there love the uncelebrated hippopotamus, so much so that they collect anything in their likeness. The Pursuit of Hippo-ness is a profile of such individuals; the film is an entertaining, fun, sweet and beautifully photographed portrait of collectors of the hippopotamus.

- Rachel Morgan



Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 5:10pm - 6:10pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:10pm

Space Jam
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Sidewalk Family Film Festival sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

Twenty years ago, one movie reminded us all to believe we can fly. In this anniversary screening, revisit the animated-live action adventure in which an alien entrepreneur threatens the Looney Tunes with indentured servitude in his failing amusement park… unless Bugs Bunny and company can triumph in a big basketball game. So the ‘toons call in a ringer: noted former Birmingham Baron and basketball legend Michael Jordan. Madcap mayhem and an R. Kelly soundtrack ensue.
- Corey Craft


Sunday August 28, 2016 5:10pm - 6:50pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:15pm

Hunter Gatherer
Limited Capacity seats available

We're proud to show this unlikely buddy comedy in which a newly released conman returns to
Compton to try to win back his girl. Ashley, brilliantly played by Andre Royo (Bubbles from The
Wire), goes to great lengths to better himself. He takes remedial classes, befriends a kid with a
truck and starts making money by hauling away broken refrigerators, but the house of cards he
put together begins to fall apart. Full of laughs, but also deeply rooted in humanity, Hunter
Gatherer proves first time director Joshua Locy is somebody to keep an eye out for.
- Kyle McKinnon

Artists

Sunday August 28, 2016 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:15pm

Sunday Alabama Documentary Shorts sponsored by Keri Lane Promotions
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
USA
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
USA
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
USA

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
USA
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
USA
A documentary following two lives in Alabama altered by heroin addiction.

Stay the Course
Director: Kayla Gladney
Run Time: 8
USA
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
USA
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
USA
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 filmmaker and designer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves making movies, eating burgers, sipping bourbon, branding restaurants and playing with his dog Cilantro. He produced Bubble (2013), Call Me (music video for St. Paul and the Broken Bones, 2014), and Little Cabbage (2015). He also directed The New Orleans Sazerac, a short documentary set for festival release in 2016.

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

5:40pm

Good Funk
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

Good Funk follows the lives of Afro-Caribbean immigrants living in New York. Akifah struggles to make ends meet when she meets Terence, a successful businessman. Joyce, a talented singer, pursues her passion with color and flair while living with Terence. Their lives intersect and intertwine in this drama of human endurance and the forging of family wherever you can find it. Impressively, Good Funk is the outcome of an educational program that teaches young Brooklynites filmmaking.
-Joi Tribble

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Sunday August 28, 2016 5:40pm - 6:53pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

6:00pm

Tower
Limited Capacity seats available

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

On August 1, 1966 a lone sniper terrorized the campus at the University of Texas at Austin from the observation deck on the 30 th floor of the University’s iconic tower. For over an hour Charles Joseph Whitman reigned terror from above, wounding 32 people and killing 14. With little place to hide, hundreds were trapped without a way to escape. Tower recounts the events of the day through archival footage, modern interviews, and unique rotoscope animation of dramatic recreations of what happened until 3 police officers and 1 citizen were able to end the assault.
- Tom Richardson



Sunday August 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:21pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:00pm

Little Sister: Closing Night Film sponsored by Carrigan's
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

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

6:15pm

Sean Mac
The Sidewalk Central Stage is sponsored by Birmingham Mountain Radio


Sunday August 28, 2016 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

7:00pm

The Hollywood Shorties sponsored by Paul Bates Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

This screening is sponsored by Paul Bates Architects.

Providing an overview of the history of the first-of-its-kind basketball team, The Hollywood Shorties, the eponymously titled documentary, combines current interviews with captivating archival footage. Formed in the 1950s and made up of actors who, as little people, experienced Hollywood typecasting, the team reached its zenith in the 1980’s, dissolving not long after the peak. Frequently compared to the Harlem Globetrotters, The Hollywood Shorties put on an amazing show filled with impressive athletic skill and wild antics. Informative, entertaining and celebratory, the documentary profiles the little known team that defied cultural stereotypes and reinvented an American pastime.



-Rachel Morgan


 


Sunday August 28, 2016 7:00pm - 8:24pm
ASFA: Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:00pm

Claire In Motion
Limited Capacity seats available

Departing early in the morning for a hiking trip, Claire’s professor husband, Paul, doesn’t return. After several weeks of searching the police call off the missing person investigation, but Claire desperately continues to look for clues. Her efforts eventually lead her to Allison, an annoyingly self-assured graduate art student. Mysterious and eerie, yet, at times, even somehow quietly funny, Claire In Motion features stellar performances from Marie Schrader, best known for Breaking Bad, and Sidewalk alum Anna Margaret Hollyman. Beyond just an indie thriller, Claire In Motion is a thoughtful study of trust, loss and the unknown.

-Rachel Morgan





Sunday August 28, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:20pm

Animated Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

A collection of animated films from around the world:

Alex & Sylvia
Director: Christian Lachel
Run Time: 10
USA
When Sylvia, a successful scientist, must take over her grandmother's small-town bakery, she discovers that life sometimes has different plans for you.

Golden Shot
Director: Gökalp Gönen
Run Time: 9
Turkey
A race of robots in a darkened world dreams of soaring in the sky on solar powered wings. But when one robot creates a plan to bring forth the sun, not all goes as anticipated.

Tiny Power
Director: Chen Chang
Run Time: 3
USA
In a story of forgiveness and acceptance, five microorganisms save a fruit fly's life.

The Killer Buzz
Director: Barry Jackson
Run Time: 8
USA
Two flies compete for the love of a ladybug until things reach cataclysmic proportions.

Edmond
Director: Nina Gantz
Run Time: 10
United Kingdom
At the end of his life, a man reflects on his life in search of what caused his unhappiness.

Glove
Directors: Alexa Lim Haas and Bernardo Britto
Run Time: 6
USA
The story of a glove lost in space.

The Itching
Director: Dianne Bellino
Run Time: 15
USA
In this handmade collaboration, a shy wolf tries to connect with a group of hip, party-loving bunnies, but finds her body in revolt.

The Magician
Director: Thom Lu
Run Time: 9
USA
The story of a failing street performer who gains attention through playing tricks on others. Before long, playful mischief turns into catastrophe in a small town.

A Stones Throw Away
Director: Brian Ratigan
Run Time: 4
USA
Drowning in isolation, a lonely soul finds a machine that can render artificial nostalgia for a price.

Work
Director: Cooper Haskell
Run Time: 3
USA
A day in the life of a pigeon.

Man of Action! II: Ashes of Vengeance
Run Time: 12
USA
Join Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America and Robobobo as they travel to the rings of Saturn to expose a Nazi crime ring with ties to the intergalactic sex trade and stumble onto a vast criminal conspiracy that threatens to destroy the very fabric of space-time.


Sunday August 28, 2016 7:20pm - 8:50pm
ASFA: Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:25pm

TBA Encore
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday August 28, 2016 7:25pm - 8:55pm
Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:30pm

We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew
Limited Capacity seats available

In this mysterious and haunting drama, a man and woman with no memories wander through an unfamiliar wilderness, searching for home, their people, or anything familiar. After years of drifting, they find a fully furnished hotel in the forest with all the supplies they could ever need, the remnants of a civilization now gone. But as the two explore the building and try to unravel its secrets, their relationship is affected in unexpected, irreversible ways. We’ve Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew is a visually stunning and poignant exploration.
- Corey Craft

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Sunday August 28, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:35pm

Lazy Eye

During a Mojave weekend getaway, Dean, a middle-aged graphic designer gets the opportunity to find closure with a long lost ex. In the hours spent Dean indulges in the rare chance to explore love lost and in so doing weighs the difference between youthful and mature love. Written and directed by Tim Kirkman, Lazy Eye is a gorgeous piece of cinema, one filled with sexy chemistry, stellar acting from the leads (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Aaron Costa Ganis), artful visuals and a breathtaking soundtrack. You almost don’t want this film to ever end.

- J Matthew Cobb



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Sunday August 28, 2016 7:35pm - 9:00pm
ASFA: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:40pm

Off the Rails sponsored by Alain Bouchard and Deanna Newman
Limited Capacity seats available

This film is a part of the Life & Liberty Sidebar sponsored by EBSCO.

This screening is sponsored by Alain Bouchard and Deanna Newman. 

Darius McCollum loves the New York City transit system... a lot. Beginning at age 15, Darius began stealing city buses and overtaking subway trains. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, he has been arrested 32 times over the last 36 years for impersonating city bus drivers and subway conductors. Fascinating, but tragic, Off The Rails not only examines Darius’ unique obsession with transportation, but also investigates the New York criminal justice system. Recently announced, there is a feature narrative film based on Darius’ life story in development, Julia Roberts is set to produce and star. - Rachel Morgan 



Sunday August 28, 2016 7:40pm - 9:07pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St North Birmingham, AL 35203

8:00pm

Awards Show Cocktail Reception - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

A pre-awards ceremony reception thanking our filmmakers.

The Lyric Theatre is sponsored by the City of Birmingham. 


Sunday August 28, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:10pm

Teen-Made Horror and Thriller Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Void
Director:Jamie Lipman
USA
As a teenager begins to worry about his younger brother's strange behavior, he soon suspects that dark forces are trying to enter their house.

Folllow Me
Director: Kaylee Thomas
USA
A violent and blood thirsty spirit haunts an old college campus. Who will be its next victim, and will they be able to escape?

Katharos
Director: Evan Obrien
USA
Haunted by his past, a tortured boy turns to KATHAROS, a dream therapist to overcome his trauma.

Prism
Director: Aidan Weaver
USA
In the aftermath of a mysterious murder, a detective uncovers a revolutionary secret.

Le Couteau
Director: Zoë Miller
USA
A woman gets ready for work.

It's Just A Game
Director: Morgan Evans
USA
An evening together turns sinister when a ouija board takes on a life of its own.

Ellie
Director: Morgana McKenzie
Canada
Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage.


Sunday August 28, 2016 8:10pm - 9:12pm
ASFA: Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:15pm

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

A group of strangers attending a spiritual retreat in the woods become emotionally attached to the toxins removed from their bodies. A transformation that begins with nauseous reactions to foreign herbal elixirs slowly turns each guest’s deeply rooted psychological issues into cute pipe germ monsters. The range of reactions from each participant’s experience is exhibited in their personally birthed creature. A rare indie creature feature, both heartwarming and scary, The Master Cleanse will keep you gripped and guessing until the end. The film features performances from Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Oliver Platt and Anjelica Huston.


Sunday August 28, 2016 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:10pm

Chevalier
Limited Capacity seats available

Time Out critic Tom Huddleston’s review pull quote reads, “Men! We're awful, aren't we?”, a statement that pretty much sums up Chevalier. Six friends vacation on a yacht in the Aegean Sea, as the trip comes to an end harmless competition quickly accelerates into absolute tomfoolery. The group decides to compete for best all around man. From underwear and belt buckling to whose significant other loves them more - and all those things you’ve already guessed - the troop all try to consistently outdo one another. Darkly comedic, cuttingly cynical and possibly nihilistic, Chevalier won the best film award at last years London Film Festival.

- Rachel Morgan




Sunday August 28, 2016 9:10pm - 10:50pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:30pm

Awards Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Our festival awards ceremony - all are welcome! The Best SHOUT Film is sponsored by the Magic City Wellness Center/Magic City Acceptance Center. The Kathryn Tucker Windham Award for Southern Storytelling is sponsored by KathrynTuckerWindham.com. The Audience Choice Awards are sponsored by AARP. Doors open at 9, show at 9:30.


Sunday August 28, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmakers Midnight Breakfast - FILMMAKERS ONLY
FILMMAKERS ONLY


Sunday August 28, 2016 11:00pm - Monday August 29, 2016 12:00am
Rojo 2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205