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The 17th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival
August 28-30

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.

This schedule is subject to change.
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Gorman Bechard

What Were We Thinking Films
New Haven, CT
Gorman Bechard is the author of six novels, THE SECOND GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, UNWOUND (under the pseudonym Jonathan Baine), NINTH SQUARE, THE HAZMAT DIARY, GOOD NEIGHBORS, and BALLS.

He directed/wrote the indie features FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS) (2009) and YOU ARE ALONE (2006), the horror comedy cult-classic PSYCHOS IN LOVE (1986), as well as the award winning shorts OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE FURTHER THAN THEY APPEAR (2003) and THE PRETTY GIRL (2000).

His latest features are the critically acclaimed documentaries COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS, which screened in festivals, rock clubs, indie cinemas throughout the world, and even the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? THE ARCHERS OF LOAF LIVE AT CAT'S CRADLE, which had its World Premiere at NXNE in June. Both films were released in deluxe DVD editions on November 20th, 2012.

Bechard newest narrative feature BROKEN SIDE OF TIME, a dark thriller set in the world of internet modeling, had its world premiere in June 2013. It is part two of his planned ALONE trilogy. It was released on DVD on May 20th, 2014.

His third rock doc, EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART, a documentary on Hüsker Dü's infamous drummer/singer/songwriter premiered in October at London's pretigious Raindance Film Festival. It was released on DVD in August 2014.

All of the films are streaming on various outlets like iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and VOD.

And lastly, the prolific Bechard has just completed A DOG NAMED GUCCI, takes a look at domestic animal abuse in the U.S., told though the story of one man and one dog who changed Alabama's laws forever. A DOG NAMED GUCCI will had its world premiere at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2015.

He is also at work completing PIZZA, A LOVE STORY, which tells the history of the three greatest pizza places in the world: Sally's, Pepe's, & Modern, all in his hometown of New Haven, CT, and is in the middle of
filming two new features: his latest rock doc, WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS? and the heartbreaking look at one of the worst cases of bullying to ever infect the U.S. school system, NORMAL VALID LIVES.

PLEASE VISIT:
www.ADogNamedGucci.com
www.WhoIsLydiaLoveless.com
www.NormalValidLives.com