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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.

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Saturday, August 29 • 10:40am - 12:35pm
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Nearly 50 years before cries of “Black Lives Matter” filled the streets and your social media feed, the Black Panther Party catalyzed the Black Power movement by combining armed resistance to police brutality with social programs like free breakfast for children and community health clinics. Who were the Black Panthers? What led to their rapid ascent – and then their quick decline? The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution uses archival footage and present-day interviews with party members to give the audience an insider’s perspective.

- Kristina Scott

Filmmakers/Artists
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Stanley Nelson

Stanley Nelson received the 2013 National Medal in the Humanities from President Barack Obama this past July, and is also a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow. Nelson’s latest film, Freedom Summer, premiered at Sundance in 2014 and was broadcast to rave reviews in June, 2014, the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964. His previous film, Freedom Riders, premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and aired... Read More →


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:40am - 12:35pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (88)