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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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Wednesday, August 26
 

7:00pm

SHOUT Opening Night Film: Tangerine
Limited Capacity seats available

Just out of jail, Sin-Dee Rella, discovers that her pimp boyfriend has been cheating on her. Sin-Dee and her BFF, Alexandra, set out on a hilarious, wildly chaotic trek through West Hollywood to confront the involved parties. Tangerine’s stylish energy, combined with a unique (and borderline surreal) ambience, are just a couple of reasons for the intense amount of attention the film received at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and since. Not just entertaining and fun, surprisingly, Tangerine is, at its heart, a kind and endearing tale of friendship.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists

Wednesday August 26, 2015 7:00pm - 8:28pm
Carmike Cinemas 321 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35243
 
Thursday, August 27
 

5:30pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker, Donor, & Sponsor Reception - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

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. Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by Back Forty Beer Company.


Thursday August 27, 2015 5:30pm - 9:00pm
The Historic Rucker House 1804 12th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

9:00pm

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

Vintage Video Game Night service offers over 35 vintage game systems from the 70s to present with thousands of games, plus a large projection screen. We're breaking out the Intellivision, the SNES, the Sega Master System, the Colecovision, the N64 and more for some super-future fun. Sponsored by Saturn Birmingham.

Thursday August 27, 2015 9:00pm - Friday August 28, 2015 12:00am
Saturn Birmingham 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
 
Friday, August 28
 

11:30am

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker Luncheon - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

An Opening Day luncheon for our wonderful, talented filmmakers. Sponsored by Carrigan's Public House. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations.

Sponsors
avatar for Carrigan's Public House

Carrigan's Public House

Carrigan's Public House


Friday August 28, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carrigan's Public House 2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmaker Retreat - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsored by Red Mountain Park. Our current attractions include 14 miles of trails including two city overlooks, three tree houses, a 6-acre scenic dog park, and adventures like the Red Ore Zip and Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Tower. But this is only the beginning. As Red Mountain Park continues to grow, visitors and supporters like you make it possible for us to build an innovative park in a city that’s in the midst of a civic renaissance. We’ve got no small plans. We’re trail blazers for urban greenspace. Find out how you can Blaze Trails with us by supporting RMP. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations.


Friday August 28, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Red Mountain Park 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211

5:00pm

Mandie Rae
Filmmakers/Artists

Friday August 28, 2015 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

5:00pm

Opening Night Donor Reception - INVITE REQUIRED
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 & Hot Fish Club, cocktails, bocce, and a bird's-eye view of the Alabama Theatre. Sponsored by Hot & Hot Fish Club and Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb. Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by Back Forty Beer Company. Entertainment provided by SHOUT BAMALAMA Soul Dance Party. www.facebook.com/shoutbamalamabham

Sponsors

Friday August 28, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Kress Building Rooftop 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:00pm

B-Metro Magic City Mix Party at Sidewalk- PUBLIC EVENT
Hear the hottest local music in Birmingham at B-Metro's Annual Magic City Mix, held this year at the Sidewalk Film Festival. Party with B-Metro and Sidewalk on Friday, August 28, on Third Avenue North in front of the Alabama Theatre, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Featured bands will include Mandi Rae, the Steel City Jug Slammers, and Future Elevators. This is a free event open to the public. For the complete Magic City Mix lineup, check out B-Metro's August issue or visit b-metro.com. Food will be available from Joe's Event Concessions, Magic City Sweet Ice, Big Spoon Creamery, Cantina on Wheels, Old Town Pizza, Wind Creek Casino's "Good To Go" Food Truck, and Johnsonville Brats Big Taste Grill.

Sponsors

Friday August 28, 2015 5:00pm - Saturday August 29, 2015 7:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

6:00pm

Steel City Jug Slammers
Filmmakers/Artists

Friday August 28, 2015 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

7:00pm

Michael Shackelford of 'Future Elevators'
Filmmakers/Artists

Friday August 28, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

8:00pm

Sidewalk Film Festival Opening Night 2015 Sponsored By Regions Bank: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1981 the biggest film in the world was Raiders of the Lost Ark. If you were in junior high in ‘81 you did not miss seeing Raiders in the theater, you might have even made several visits to your local non-stadium seated multiplex to catch Indy fighting the Nazis. The VHS tape from your local movie rental store was worn thin from multiple viewings and you were probably the proud owner of an Indy hat. In 1982, three ambitious Mississippi tween Raiders fans decided that multiple viewings and movie swag wasn’t enough and decided to recreate the beloved film - shot, by shot. Through relationship turmoil, stunts-gone-wrong, parental divorces and all of high school they worked diligently to remake one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. They cast the family dog as a Nazi, completed their own stunts, asked for props for holidays and set lots of stuff on fire. They remade a Spielberg film, all but one scene. 30 years later, they revisit their unforgotten dream and try to finish the movie. Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that... and more; it’s a true love story, one of dedication, hard-won friendship and the heartfelt lengths that folks will go to for the love of filmmaking.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Friday August 28, 2015 8:00pm - 9:44pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00pm

Opening Night Block Party of Doom! Sponsored By Regions Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

Block parties may be defined as a semi-fun, boozeless, soirée put on by neighborhood parents to provide their high-school age children with a “fun” and “safe” environment. Blah. What does Websters know anyway? This block party will be an ever popping, Indiana Jones themed celebration put on by your neighborhood cooler, older cousins. Complimentary food provided to all attendees, cash bar available for general pass holders, and complimentary beer and wine available for VIP pass holders. Sponsored by Regions Bank, Savoie Catering, Whole Foods, Avia Valet, and Back Forty Beer Company.


Friday August 28, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday August 29, 2015 1:00am
3rd Avenue North, 1800 block 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Saturday, August 29
 

9:00am

Saturday VIP Grab 'n' Go - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity full

Grab a quick bite to eat in our VIP Lounge! Sponsored by Contin ental Bakery Downtown. Continental Bakery will remain open to the general public, and complimentary food will be served for VIP pass holders.

Sponsors
avatar for Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

A Special Screening Of The Greatest Honor Sponsored by Cox Pools
Limited Capacity seats available

The Greatest Honor reconstructs U.S. Army infantryman, John Amm’s, tale of heroism during World War II. Thanks to the lead of Amm’s son, Roger, along with journalist Kane Farabaugh, The Greatest Honor, recounts how Amm, serving as part of a platoon infiltrating Germany’s Siegfried Line, valiantly risked his own life to recover the body of a fallen compatriot. Through interviews with fellow troops, and even Amm, himself, shortly before he passed away, the documentary respectfully recounts the heroic reasons for Amm’s honored Bronze Star.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Kane Farabaugh

Kane Farabaugh

Owner / Director, Kanestar Productions
Kane Farabaugh is an Emmy® award-winning television and radio news journalist, documentary producer and filmmaker, writer, and digital content provider. He is a proficient "one-man band" videographer, non-linear video editor and producer, and manages multiple projects and products across various digital platforms. | | He has reported from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has covered news events ranging from riots in Ferguson, Missouri to... Read More →

Sponsors


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Alabama The Beautiful Sponsored by Brandino Brass and Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

Alabama The Beautiful showcases the impact of six artisan businesses on Alabama. The companies range from Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham, AL to Belle Chevre, a goat cheese store, in Elkmont, AL. Alabama The Beautiful demonstrates the impact of handmade goods on eroding negative stereotypes about the state, and emphasizes how local craftspeople have rejuvenated their communities. R.C. Hagans, an Opelika based aerosol paint artist, Florence’s IDYLLWILDE, Wood Studio based in Arely, and Birmingham’s Freedom Soap Company are also profiled.

- Rachel Ahrnsen

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Saturday SHOUT Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Tomgirl
Dir: Jeremy Asher Lynch
Girls play with dolls and boys love sports, right? This film takes a look at what happens when those stereotypes are called into question.
RT 14 min

Actresses
Dir: Jeremy Hersh
A comedy about constructive criticism.
RT 12 min

Adjust-A-Dream
Dir: Jonathan Wysocki
Trust issues are tested as a gay male couple shop for their first mattress.
RT 6 min

A Kiss From Your Lips
Dir: Allison Tate
A young swing dancer looks for her perfect dance partner.
RT 3:30 min

M4M: Seeks Love
Dir: Barton Girdwood
Bob Metcalf wants to find a boyfriend, but at 70 years old, he’s finding that’s easier said than done.
RT 4 min

The Outfit
Dir: Yen Tan
A congressman is haunted by an outfit that won't go away.
RT 12 Min

Abrase
Dir: Toshadeva Palani
The fading love of two men, remembered. A relationship once vivid, now dissipating into a fog of partial remembrance; the memories of heartbreak and loss that bend and change as the years go by.
RT 7:15 min

Bambi Was a Boy
Dir: Maria Beddingfield, Shaelyn Smith
"Bambi Was a Boy" offers an intimate and immersive investigation into the shaping of Southern identity through one Alabama drag queen's process and experience.
RT 11 min


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:10am
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Lulu's Drag Brunch: SHOUT Edition - reservations required
Limited Capacity seats available

*In Partnership with Birmingham SHOUT and Continental Bakery, reservations required* On both Saturday AND Sunday, our ladies will shake flesh and souls while you brunch (read: drink) between downtown film screenings. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations, payment required upon arrival.

Sponsors
avatar for Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival of Alabama
avatar for Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:15am

Teen-Made Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

While these shorts are made by teens, they may not be appropriate for your teen. Viewer discretion is advised. Admission is free for 12 and under.

Little Red
Dir: Wynter Rhys
RT 4 min. USA
A dark interpretation of the original Charles Perrault fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood.

Cut the Tall Trees: The Killing Power of Words
Dir: Noah Bennett, Max Cho
RT 5 min. USA
This teen-produced documentary resulted explores the frightening case of neighbor turned against neighbor during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

A Better World
Dir: Jordan Seibel, Marissa Kugler, Rene Servin, Jesse Nadel, Danielle Kaye, Gillian Schumaker, Justin Binder, Lily Zweig
RT 2 min. USA
Holocaust Survivors and students share their hope and visions for the world.

Astray
Dir: Austin Taylor
RT 5 min. USA
One man learns that there's more than meets the eye.

Griswold the Elf
Dir: Austin Lovelace
RT 8 min. USA
A tale of the dark side of a Christmas tradition.

Gumball
Dir: Kris Theorin, Kurtis Theorin
RT 7 min. USA
GUMBALL explores how a place can mean different things to different people as it follows one night in the life of a rebellious young woman who breaks into a diner after hours.

To Infinity
Dir: Emily Yue
RT 4 min. USA
Two teens chose what paths they will take in this life.

Triforce of Desire
Dir: Lauralee Harper, Brad Pickens, Isaac Sage, Zara Schuster
RT 6 min. USA
Star Wars? Lord of The Rings? These high school nerds are going to win Annabelle Winchester's love even if it takes their last galleon!

Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes
Dir: Justin Binder, August Blum, Robert Carlson, Levi Glaser, George Khabbaz, Kayla Mossanen, Tammy Shine
RT 6 min. USA
The story of Holocaust Survivor Curt Lowens' story of escape and resistance during World War II.

Friends?
Dir: Elijah Seneker
RT 3 min. USA
A middle age man is confronted by a disturbed young girl with wild accusations about their friendship.

Missing People
Dir: Morgan Evans
RT 10 min. USA
When Morgan notices that a new neighbor has moved into the vacant house next door, she realizes that the first girl to be abducted was 6-months ago on the day after this new neighbor moved in.

Black Widow
Dir: Jennifer Smart
RT 9 min. USA
It is Annie's first time seeing a psychiatrist for her obsessive compulsive behaviors. As the appointment progresses, the psychiatrist begins to uncover a darker side of Annie's apparent immaculacy.

Blindside
Dir: John Cheung, Aim Wonghirundacha
RT 11 min. United Kingdom
A character-driven psychological thriller about an isolated teenager living in a seemingly empty boarding school who must confront his horrible past when it starts catching up with him.

Adult-ish
Dir: Alec Martin
RT 5 min. USA
It's a long road to independence.

Miss Identification
Dir: Adriane Tharp
RT 7 min. USA
Eyewitness testimony does its worst for Kurt and Val after a fateful afternoon together.


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:15am - 11:46am
McWane Science Center 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:15am

Alabama Shorts 1 Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

Brewing
Dir: A.D. Schmidt
RT 15 min. USA. Drama
In the midst of renovating an antebellum mansion, a young woman in a struggling relationship finds herself trapped by the past as reality unravels around her.

Cold Choices
Dir: Nick Jones, Jr.
RT 15 min. USA.
A black ops command officer juggles family, friends, mission success, and fallen comrades.

Nathaniel
Dir: Benjamin Jones
RT 2 min. USA
One man's germaphobia is pushed to its limits.

Dead Saturday
Dir: Benjamin Stark
RT 9 min. USA
One man explores the "in-between" period of Good Friday and Easter Sunday -- Dead Saturday. When Jimmy confronts the man who unknowingly inspired the idea, the conversation gets heated.

Shitbird
Dir: Bo McGuire
RT 17 min. USA
Sass and spark light up small town Alabama when local hairstylist, Lurleen Blanton, is forced to reunite with her half-sister, Haylee, an up-and-coming country music singer.

The Strays
Dir: Logan J. Freeman
RT 10 min. USA
The emotional violence between two women causes a terrifying entity to follow them home.

Smoking Kills
Dir: Douglas Coghlan
RT 3 min. USA
Yes, smoking kills... but is it a silent killer?

The Ending
Dir: R. Todd Campbell, Adam Schwartz, Robert Clay
RT 8 min. USA
A sci-fi novelist battles with his own fictional main character to determine the perfect ending for his latest book.

The Other Side of Laughter
Dir: Jason O'Brien, Janet Robinson
RT 16 min. USA
In this short film adaptation from the novel of the same name, a group of Southern women discover friendship, support, and a new definition of family with each other.

A Companion for All Occasions
Dir: Liv von Oelreich, Chris Hayes
RT 11 min. USA
No job is too strange for a young man who makes his money flitting about the unusual lives of his Los Angeles clients.

Dolly
Dir: Karen Marie Black
RT 7 min. USA
A man, tired of living in loneliness, builds himself a companion.

Princess
Dir: Ross Marks
RT 8 min. USA
The touching story of a father and a daughter, from childhood through adulthood.


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:30am

Saturday Sidewalk Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Contact
Dir: Alexander Jeffery
RT 9 min. USA
After losing the love of his life to his former best friend in high school, Dr. Jake Clearwater, O.D., has the opportunity to seek his revenge using contact lenses.

+/-
Dir: Andy Irvine, Mark Snoot
RT 9 min. USA
A young couple examines their relationship as they await the result of a pregnancy test.

Enfilade
Dir: David Coyle
RT 10 min. Australia
A man awakens in a white room with two doors. Each door loops into the other. The only objects within the room are a red ball and a revolver containing a single bullet. How do you escape a loop?

Hotwire
Dir: Erin Brown
RT 13 min. USA
When the love of his life threatens to go overseas, Stan, a shy daydreamer, must become the hero of his action movie fantasies to win her heart.

Campbell's
Dir: Will Cherry
RT 10 min. USA
Holly Weathers, a top chef in a prestigious restaurant, is tasked with serving a death row inmate's vital last meal. When an inmate refuses the meal, Holly's curiosity leads her to confront him, where she discovers that the most important things we cherish are not what she thought.

Woman of the World
Dir: Allison Cook
RT 11 min. USA
On a visit to Los Angeles, Rachel has an encounter with a celebrity that reminds her she is right where she belongs.

Leftovers
Dir: Matthew Colin Ross
RT: 9 min. USA
An aging writer struggles to find art in the stale scraps of his life, drawing on limited talents he cannot trust but dares not waste. He clings to a relationship gone cold, afraid that leaving her would be one too many failures.

Lines
Dir: Amy Jo Johnson
RT 10 min. Canada
An aging beauty discovers self-worth after an appointment with a youth obsessed dermatologist.

Simon Says
Dir: Jamie Sterba
RT 20 min. USA
Plagued by the disconcerting thoughts inside his head, a self-doubting entrepreneur begins to suspect that the thoughts may not be his own.

One Night in Aberdeen
Dir: Brett Ferster
RT: 24 min. Canada
Over the course of a blurry night, a solitary townie and a career traveler meet and slowly learn each others' secrets. But as the clock ticks towards morning, will this pair of career loners find in each other a kindred spirit, or will this just be another fleeting night at the Super 8?


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:30am - 12:38pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:40am

3rd Annual Sidewalk Saturday Morning Cartoons! Sponsored by Whole Foods
Limited Capacity seats available

For the 3rd year in a row Sidewalk Programmers have compiled an awesome selection of 1980'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, all brought to you by Whole Foods. 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!

Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 10:40am - 12:00pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:40am

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
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
avatar for Stanley Nelson

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

11:00am

T-Rex
Limited Capacity seats available

In the 2012 Olympics, women’s boxing was included for the first time. Representing the U.S. was Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, a contender for gold and the youngest competitor at just 17. Raised on the tough streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated, with a fierceness that extends beyond the ring. The only stable force in her life is her coach, Jason Crutchfield, who has trained her since she was 11 years old. Claressa dreams of taking her family to a safer place and winning a gold medal may be her only chance.

- Charlie Sanders

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:30am

Nerves Baddington
Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

11:30am

Networking
Ask veterans of the entertainment industry and they will tell you that, while talent is important, it’s who you know that makes the difference.
Networking, schmoozing, or socializing – however reviled the concept might be in some peoples’ minds – is imperative. Learn how to make networking work for your film with Torry Martin, an actor, author, story-teller and standup comedian with an infectious personality.

Speakers

Saturday August 29, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:50am

Out in the Night
Limited Capacity seats available

An August night in 2006, a fight broke out between 7 African-American lesbians and a 28-year-old man in New York City, which ended in the man being stabbed. While the local papers were quick to label the women as a “seething, Sapphic septet”, Out in the Night tells a different story involving self-defense in the face of violent harassment. While the film subtly reflects on the racism, homophobia, and sexism in the American judicial system, there is an intense focus on the personal experience of queer women moving through a flawed system.

- Kate Michel

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 11:50am - 1:05pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Funny Bunny Sponsored by Pentior Painting
Limited Capacity seats available

Gene is a door-to-door canvasser crusading against childhood obesity. By chance, he knocks on the door of Titty, a teenage heir to a substantial fortune who has essentially been abandoned and is living alone. Titty enlists Gene to help him win the heart of Ginger, a camgirl and animal activist repulsed by human touch. These three damaged souls get caught up in the attempt to liberate a farm with amusing results in this moving comedy-drama from writer-director Alison Bagnall (The Dish and the Spoon).


- Corey Craft

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Deli Man Sponsored by Southern Jewish Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Deli Man entertainingly traces the origin of what is known as the Jewish delicatessen, a uniquely American creation that was forged by the melding of ethnic food traditions that Jewish immigrants brought from Germany and Eastern Europe. Once a prolific institution that boasted over 1500 kosher delis in NYC alone, there are now only approximately 150 eateries left in the entire country. This documentary simultaneously explores the struggle for the preservation of this dwindling food culture while celebrating the culinary tradition and community that has always surrounded the deli, all while profiling the charismatic Ziggy Gruber.

- Jennifer Freehling

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Erik Anjou

Erik Anjou

Erik Greenberg Anjou is a graduate of Middlebury College (B.A. American Literature), Northwestern University (M.A. Film) and the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies (Directing Fellow). He has written, directed and produced in both the narrative and documentary arenas. His films have been distributed by Columbia TriStar, Canal Plus, Ergo Media and Seventh Art Releasing, and have played on distribution platforms... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Lulu's Drag Brunch: SHOUT Edition - reservations required
Limited Capacity seats available

*In Partnership with Birmingham SHOUT and Continental Bakery, reservations required* On both Saturday AND Sunday, our ladies will shake flesh and souls while you brunch (read: drink) between downtown film screenings. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations, payment required upon arrival.

Sponsors
avatar for Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival of Alabama
avatar for Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:30pm

Kids Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Foster Dog
Dir: Lisa Alonso Vear
RT 14 min. USA
A young, disabled dog in foster care gets a new leash on life with the help of an older, wiser friend, in order to become adoptable and find his fur-ever home.

Victor
Dir: Chad Thompson
RT 7 min. USA
This whimsical journey follows Victor, a peculiar man who has some interesting ideas about how to make friends. With an optimistic plan and a few technological tricks, Victor shows that sometimes all you need is a little help to notice what’s been right in front of you all along.

Frogs
Dir: Amy Neswald
RT 5 min. USA
Dot goes on an adventure of fantastical proportions and meets a lot of frogs.

Nothing is Impossible
Dir: Meg Deusner, Ashley Reiners
RT 11 min. USA
A group of down and out kids gamble everything on winning the elusive community trivia championship. After getting a visit from their mascot (a magical story book character), they learn that nothing is impossible if you believe that anything can happen.

Hello Debra
Dir: Keith Silva
RT 3 min. USA
In the future, "dressing up" takes on a whole new meaning.

School for Heroes
Dir: Meg Deusner, Margaret Anne Townes
RT 16 min. USA
A group of kids with super powers receive a magical invitation to super hero school.

Rip It Up & Start Again
Dir: Stephen Ryan
RT 6 min. Ireland.
With pen and paper, a quiet, retiring man reaches out to his one true love. But writing the perfect love letter is only half the battle.

Admission is free for 12 and under.

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Lisa Alonso Vear

Lisa Alonso Vear

Writer/Director/Producer, 2nd Mouse Productions
I like movies (watching them and making them), traveling (domestically & internationally), animals (this extends beyond cat videos), music (my taste varies to a weird degree but it's all subjective, right?) and discussing varied current media topics. | | I hate prejudiced opinions based on stupidity or Ignorance (don't mistake this for political conversations).


Saturday August 29, 2015 12:30pm - 1:35pm
McWane Science Center 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Filmmaker Talkback
Saturday August 29, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

12:50pm

Breaking a Monster Sponsored by MDM Design Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

Breaking A Monster tells the much-too-frequent tale of a young, naïve music group who sign to a major record label with dreams of fame and success. Making this band’s story stand out, Unlocking The Truth is made up of three middle school-aged African American boys who play heavy metal music. The band mates are not only misunderstood by their peers in Brooklyn, but also by the managers, record executives, and agents who want to market them as a boy band or novelty act. The boys quickly learn that it is usually about the money and not the art.

- Tom Richardson

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 12:50pm - 2:22pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:00pm

Casting/Directing
At this panel, you will understand how important casting the right actor is to producing a quality product, learn how to find the right actor for the role, learn how to get past the lights and camera to focus on the action, understand the skills actors have that can help you, and learn how to direct actors to get the best performances. Bill and Ayoka brought years of acting and directing experience in Los Angeles to Bill Billions Studios at Hollywood Huntsville and Ayoka Billions Casting, also in Huntsville.


Saturday August 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:00pm

The Glamour & The Squalor Sponsored by Friends of Homewood
Limited Capacity seats available

The name Marco Collins may not be a household one, but the music Collins helped make famous as a DJ in early 90’s Seattle had profound and widespread influence on greater music culture. Kickstarting the careers of Nirvana, Weezer, Garbage, and Death Cab for Cutie made Collins a rising star in radio, but personal demons halted his influential career before it truly took off. Featuring interviews with Shirley Manson, Carrie Brownstein and Macklemore, just to name a few, Marq Evans's The Glamour & The Squalor presents an engaging biographical profile and a distinct coming out story.

- Noah Cannon

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:18pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:15pm

Love Between The Covers Sponsored by Birmingham-Southern College
Limited Capacity seats available

The romance novel, often casually spotted in the hands of a woman on the subway or on a grandmother’s shelf amongst hundreds of titles, is an easily dismissed genre. However, to many, it’s more than a paltry fictional category, it’s a lifestyle... one that yields a reading speed of 3 to 5 books a week. This rapidly consumed genre is largely responsible for keeping the book industry alive. Love Between the Covers uncovers the camaraderie behind the romance novel’s authors and readers and the fight for deserved respect in the world of the book snobs.

- Hallie Tarpley

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Laurie Kahn

Laurie Kahn

Founder, CEO, Blueberry Hill Productions LLC
Director of Love Between The Covers

Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 1:15pm - 2:38pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:25pm

7 Chinese Brothers Sponsored by Electricity and Lighting
Limited Capacity seats available

7 Chinese Brothers is as hilarious as it is touching. Jason Schwartzman plays Larry, an all-around loser who seems to care far more about his admittedly adorable dog, Arrow, than about any of the humans in his life, except for maybe his ailing grandmother (played by the one and only Olympia Dukakis). After losing his job, Larry struggles to stay financially afloat in a world that seems, at least from his perspective, to be completely against him.

- Jaxon Thomley

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 1:25pm - 2:41pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:35pm

Do You Believe In Love?
Limited Capacity seats available

Although Tova claims to not believe in love, such doesn’t stop her from being a successful matchmaker in Israel. She also has muscular dystrophy and takes great care and pleasure in finding matches for people with disabilities. While Do You Believe in Love? spends time following potential couples, the most striking moments are the tense and tender dynamics within Tova’s household. Love is shown at many stages: passionate and new, strengthening over time, and bending without breaking. The documentary balances a reality television feel with genuine moments of happiness and heartache between Tova and those around her.

- Kate Michel

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 1:35pm - 2:25pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:55pm

Saturday Doc Shorts Sponsored by Postgenie
Limited Capacity seats available

Stella Walsh
Dir: Rob Lucas
RT 14 min. USA
Stella Walsh was one of the most celebrated female athletes on the planet. Her popularity continued for decades after winning a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics, until she was killed in a robbery and it was discovered that she was of ambiguous gender.

The House is Innocent
Dir: Nicholas Coles
RT: 13 min. USA
Tom and Barbara's new home has a notorious past and it's going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history.

In the Hollow
Dir: Austin Lee Bunn
RT 15 min. USA
The story of the 1988 shooting of girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight by a 'mountain man' named Stephen Roy Carr.

Sandorkraut
Dir: Ann Husaini, Emily Lobsenz
RT: 12 min. USA
An intimate portrait of Sandor Katz, a famous food author and fermentation guru who became obsessed with fermentation when a health crisis led him to move to an off-the-grid commune.

Trash, Manufactured
Dir: Christopher Jones
RT: 15 min. USA
Marine scientist Dr. Marcus Eriksen uses artwork to raise awareness about the detrimental impacts of plastics on aquatic ecosystems.

Shirley's Kids
Dir: Michael Paulucci
RT: 10 min. USA
Shirley Chambers lost her four children to gun violence in America's most dangerous city, Chicago. A microcosm for Chicago gun violence and the national gun debate, this film celebrates the lives of and relives the deaths of Carlos, LaToya, Jerome, and Ronnie through the eyes of the person who loved them more than anything in the world.

Down the Drain
Dir: Carlos Estrada
RT 11 min. USA
After a failed sewage project left Jefferson County in debt and eventually bankruptcy, sewage infrastructure continues to be a statewide issue in Alabama. The reasons behind these failed systems are complex, often resulting from corruption or bad investments, and there is no easy solution.

This Is Not the End
Dir: Hilary Campbell
RT 6 min. USA
A look into the life of the Campbell family as they are now.

The Little Deputy
Dir: Trevor Anderson
RT: 9 min. Canada
Trevor tries to have his photo taken with his father.


Saturday August 29, 2015 1:55pm - 3:41pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

Raquel Lily
Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

2:15pm

Do I Sound Gay?
Limited Capacity seats available

On the heels of a break-up journalist David Thorpe makes his way through the typical post-relationship self-deprecation list. Most notably he discovers that he intensely dislikes the stereotypical "gay voice” and confronts the fact that he, himself, “sounds gay”. Margaret Cho, David Sedaris, George Takei, Dan Savage and numerous others help him question what it means to posses a stereotypical "gay voice”? And why does it exist in the first place? All while Thorpe works to repair his own vocal inclination. Do I Sound Gay? is an excessively watchable, incredibly entertaining, surprisingly intriguing documentary.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 2:15pm - 3:33pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:20pm

ENCORE! Sidewalk Saturday Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Contact
Dir: Alexander Jeffery
RT 9 min. USA
After losing the love of his life to his former best friend in high school, Dr. Jake Clearwater, O.D., has the opportunity to seek his revenge using contact lenses.

+/-
Dir: Andy Irvine, Mark Snoot
RT 9 min. USA
A young couple examines their relationship as they await the result of a pregnancy test.

Enfilade
Dir: David Coyle
RT 10 min. Australia
A man awakens in a white room with two doors. Each door loops into the other. The only objects within the room are a red ball and a revolver containing a single bullet. How do you escape a loop?

Hotwire
Dir: Erin Brown
RT 13 min. USA
When the love of his life threatens to go overseas, Stan, a shy daydreamer, must become the hero of his action movie fantasies to win her heart.

Campbell's
Dir: Will Cherry
RT 10 min. USA
Holly Weathers, a top chef in a prestigious restaurant, is tasked with serving a death row inmate's vital last meal. When an inmate refuses the meal, Holly's curiosity leads her to confront him, where she discovers that the most important things we cherish are not what she thought.

Woman of the World
Dir: Allison Cook
RT 11 min. USA
On a visit to Los Angeles, Rachel has an encounter with a celebrity that reminds her she is right where she belongs.

Leftovers
Dir: Matthew Colin Ross
RT: 9 min. USA
An aging writer struggles to find art in the stale scraps of his life, drawing on limited talents he cannot trust but dares not waste. He clings to a relationship gone cold, afraid that leaving her would be one too many failures.

Lines
Dir: Amy Jo Johnson
RT 10 min. Canada
An aging beauty discovers self-worth after an appointment with a youth obsessed dermatologist.

Simon Says
Dir: Jamie Sterba
RT 20 min. USA
Plagued by the disconcerting thoughts inside his head, a self-doubting entrepreneur begins to suspect that the thoughts may not be his own.

One Night in Aberdeen
Dir: Brett Ferster
RT: 24 min. Canada
Over the course of a blurry night, a solitary townie and a career traveler meet and slowly learn each others' secrets. But as the clock ticks towards morning, will this pair of career loners find in each other a kindred spirit, or will this just be another fleeting night at the Super 8?Short


Saturday August 29, 2015 2:20pm - 4:00pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:25pm

Saturday Family Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Theodora
Dir: Henry Chaisson, Travis Bogosian
RT 6 min. USA
A resourceful young girl prepares dinner for a friend.

Wisdom Tooth
Dir: David Seale
RT 8 min. USA
A short film about the cavity within. A woman's fears about an impending meeting with the dentist are assuaged by a precocious girl in the waiting room.

Southern Roots
Dir: Elizabeth Serral
RT 9 min. USA
Macayla, new to the North, struggles to keep her Tennessee upbringing under wraps, before realizing she and her sassy Southern mother are truly unique.

White Out
Dir: Cable Hardin
RT 6 min. USA
A lone pilot is faced with isolation on a cold, dark world. Music by Domenico Cimarosa and performed by Nathan Jorgensen and Mary Ermel Walker.

Bumblebees
Dir: Jenna Kanell
RT 4 min. USA
Despite being told as a child he would never speak or walk, Vance accomplished what doctors thought was impossible. But now he has a new challenge: dating.

How I Got Made
Dir: Tracy S. Facelli
RT 25 min. USA
Set in 1981, Gaby, a nine year old girl, comes up with a unique way to help her little brother defeat the school bully after she watches 'The Godfather' with her Dad.

Story for Mindy
Dir: Neil Ira Needleman
RT 4 min. USA
A children's book author uses the characters from his books to teach his own young daughter important lessons about love, courage, and the power of storytelling. The beautiful illustrations in this video were created by Christopher Partellow.

Admission is free for 12 and under.

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Jenna Kanell

Jenna Kanell

Writer / Director, Bumblebees Short Film
I am based primarily in Atlanta, currently traveling the festival circuit with "Bumblebees." It has been accepted into eighteen film festivals, won two awards and two honorable mentions, and is currently screening at several events and in training centers nationwide. | | I am in post-production for an LGBT film, in pre-production for a fundraising video, and writing as much as I can.


Saturday August 29, 2015 2:25pm - 3:25pm
McWane Science Center 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:30pm

Sidewrite Table Read - AL Screenplays
Watch the Birmingham Film Actors’ Lab read the best of the best from Alabama screenwriters. The following scripts are our top three finalists from the Alabama category of our annual short screenplay competition, Sidewrite.
Alabama Screenplays
Our Dirty Laundry by Kimberly Tompkins
Sabrina by Ann Kathleen Williams
Welcome Back by Elizabeth Hagale


Saturday August 29, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:30pm

VIP Happy Hour - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity full

Come enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a 25% discount on all menu items! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

Sponsors
avatar for Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:10pm

Welcome to Leith Sponsored by JLP Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome To Leith is the shocking-but-true story of a 24-person ghost town in North Dakota struggling against one man's extremist vision. Shot over an 8-month period, the film documents white separatist Craig Cobb’s arrest for terrorizing the citizens of Leith on an armed patrol and his release from jail six months later. Set against the stark, desolate beauty of this almost abandoned state, Welcome To Leith asks who will be allowed to shape the future of one small town, and subtly questions what exactly might be at stake for all Americans.

- Rachel Ahrnsen


Saturday August 29, 2015 3:10pm - 4:35pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:15pm

Alabama Doc Shorts 1 Sponsored by Silvertron and Davis Architects
Limited Capacity filling up

Accidental Environmentalist
Dir: Kristine Stolakis
RT 12 min. USA.
John Wathen was just an average guy until coming into contact with toxic chemicals, stumbling upon a video camera, and discovering his passion for protecting the world's waters. Watch this Alabama native's transformation into an internationally recognized environmentalist.

Bottomless
Dir: Véronique Vanblaere
RT 2 min. USA
A Belgian woman seeks citizenship in the United States, and finds that her experiences are bottomless.

N.T. 11 11 31
Dir: Summer Upchurch, Katharine Buckley
RT 11 min. USA
In 2007, three local Montgomery boys vandalized the Confederate Memorial on the state capitol grounds by spray-painting the faces and hands of soldiers black. The act of vandalism reveals underlying issues of racial inequality, a questionable portrayal of southern history, and the difficulty people find in sustaining a dialogue about race in the South.

Collinsville Trade Day, 1988
Dir: Jason Keener, Charles Keener
RT 7 min. USA
A vintage 1988 home video of the popular outdoor market in Collinsville, used to create a personal view of a small town's culture.

Frank and Bowie
Dir: Tamara Varner
RT 5 min. USA
An exploration of a young man's relationship with his vehicle.

Futureman
Dir: Patrick Sheehan
RT 16 min. USA
A film following Roy 'Futureman' Wooten (of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) as he discusses and works with his various musical inventions, including a piano based on the periodic table and the newest piano he used to compose the soundtrack he has composed for his upcoming feature film about the Black Mozart.

Seizing the Unrecorded
Dir: Ingrid Pfau
RT 29 min. USA
A film exploring the connection between the filmmaker's career and her battle with epilepsy.

Feral
Dir: Matt Henton, Lane McCaig
RT 10 min. USA
Recent research reveals the devastating impact of feral and outdoor cats on wild songbird populations, but what is the answer to cat over-population?

Pursuit of Hippo-ness
Dir: Alan E. Franks
RT 26 min. USA
A film about hippos and the people who love them.


Saturday August 29, 2015 3:15pm - 5:10pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:30pm

Krisha
Limited Capacity seats available

Krisha is one of the most startling narratives to come our way this year. Told with a dizzying energy, the film spins off from being a family comedy to an unsettling fever dream. A likeable woman with a past of mental illness and substance abuse, braves a second chance to spend a holiday with her estranged relatives. Being amongst a high-trafficked house full of kids, annoying dogs, and old baggage, she starts to crack. A perfect marriage of experimental tone and cinematic craftsmanship, few films come away feeling so alive.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:53pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:30pm

The Wolfpack Sponsored by Newk's Eatery
Limited Capacity seats available

For 14 years, the Angulo family's 7 children were rarely allowed to leave their tiny, cluttered apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Their father possessed the only key to the locked front door. In one year they didn’t leave at all. Home-schooled, but allowed to watch movies when not in class, the 6 brothers did so... endlessly. In April of 2010, led by 15-year-old Mukunda, against their father's orders, the siblings began exploring the outside world. And everything changed. The Wolfpack tells the extraordinary life-is-stranger-than-fiction tale of the Angulo brothers.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Crystal Moselle

Crystal Moselle

New York based film and commercial director.

Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 3:30pm - 5:10pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:45pm

Stinking Heaven
Limited Capacity seats available

Set in New Jersey in 1990, Stinking Heaven depicts life in a sober living environment. Through constant role-play, the members’ stories are told, and through communication and togetherness, they seem to be on the path to betterment. Everything changes when a new member moves in and the lives of the inhabitants begin to unravel. Through voyeuristic vignettes that stitch together the relationships that exist between each of the group’s members, Stinking Heaven brilliantly shows how self-destructive behavior and manipulation can send ripples through lives interconnected through a shared experience of addiction.

- Charlie Bice

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 3:45pm - 4:55pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:00pm

Screenwriting
Whether you’re a writer, producer, or director, it’s critical to make sure that the story you’re setting out to make is the absolute best it can be. Is your project generating buzz and attracting money and talent? Do people get excited when you share your idea (or better yet, when they actually read your script)? In this seminar, Steve will share how to address 5 of the biggest screenplay problems that keep financiers, producers and industry insiders from investing in your project — and, even more importantly, that keep audiences from connecting with your story. A USC School of Cinema-Television graduate, Steve is a screenwriter and veteran story consultant who collaborates with other writers and producers working across the television and feature landscape, including CBS, SyFy, Showtime, Lionsgate, Fox Searchlight, Warner Brothers, and others.

Speakers

Saturday August 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:15pm

Wild in the Streets
Limited Capacity seats available

Best friends Haden, Danny, and Sharkee plan to spend the summer pulling pranks and taking it to the titular streets on their rollerblades, only to find themselves caught up in a turf war with the Hawks, a gang of ragamuffins who claim ownership of said streets and are willing to be total jerks to prove it. Wild In The Streets may have been shot on a shoestring budget, but it took no small amount of effort (or rollerblading ability) to bring it to life. Part of our Family section, the film is rated PG-13 for language and brief (and silly) nudity.

- Jaxon Thomley

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

Scott and Matt Hamilton have been making films and short videos since early high school (or if you want to be technical, since the age of 5 with their Dad and a VHS camera). Originally from Wichita Falls, the brothers recruited anyone they could get to be a part of their filmmaking effort. Foregoing the traditional film school route, the group jumped head first into their first feature film, a rollerblading comedy call "Wild in the Streets... Read More →


Saturday August 29, 2015 4:15pm - 5:45pm
McWane Science Center 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:30pm

Q: Alabama's Barbecue Legends Sponsored by Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue and Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

Alabamians know their barbecue. They might not always agree on what’s the best, but they know great BBQ when they taste it. Q. Alabama BBQ Legends travels the state to interview legendary cookers from restaurants like Bob Gibson’s, Dreamland, Bob Sykes and many more to get their take on the subject. Whether it’s ribs or pulled pork, everyone has their own style and flavor. Q. slickly presents personal stories, interwoven with the history of barbecue in Alabama, direct from the people who live, breathe and serve it up.

- Lisa Cordes

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors
avatar for Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue

Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue

Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue
Bill.Dinan@luckie.com


Saturday August 29, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:30pm

Crocodile Gennadiy
Limited Capacity seats available

Crocodile Gennadiy is an uncompromising look at Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a Ukrainian pastor who has gained fame for his unorthodox approach to saving street children. In his own, personal war on drugs, Mokhnenko forcibly removes kids from the streets by "kidnapping" them and enrolling them in his rescue program. Often accused of vigilante justice, Gennadiy walks the narrow line between legality and morality to follow the obligations of human dignity. In an era of Hollywood superheroes, Crocodile Gennadiy tells the powerful story of a real-life hero that you won’t want to miss.

- Joi Tribble

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 4:30pm - 6:10pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:45pm

Green Seed
Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

4:50pm

ENCORE: Alabama Doc Shorts 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Accidental Environmentalist
Dir: Kristine Stolakis
RT 12 min. USA.
John Wathen was just an average guy until coming into contact with toxic chemicals, stumbling upon a video camera, and discovering his passion for protecting the world's waters. Watch this Alabama native's transformation into an internationally recognized environmentalist.

Bottomless
Dir: Véronique Vanblaere
RT 2 min. USA
A Belgian woman seeks citizenship in the United States, and finds that her experiences are bottomless.

N.T. 11 11 31
Dir: Summer Upchurch, Katharine Buckley
RT 11 min. USA
In 2007, three local Montgomery boys vandalized the Confederate Memorial on the state capitol grounds by spray-painting the faces and hands of soldiers black. The act of vandalism reveals underlying issues of racial inequality, a questionable portrayal of southern history, and the difficulty people find in sustaining a dialogue about race in the South. 

Collinsville Trade Day, 1988
Dir: Jason Keener, Charles Keener
RT 7 min. USA
A vintage 1988 home video of the popular outdoor market in Collinsville, used to create a personal view of a small town's culture.

Frank and Bowie
Dir: Tamara Varner
RT 5 min. USA
An exploration of a young man's relationship with his vehicle.

Futureman
Dir: Patrick Sheehan
RT 16 min. USA
A film following Roy 'Futureman' Wooten (of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) as he discusses and works with his various musical inventions, including a piano based on the periodic table and the newest piano he used to compose the soundtrack he has composed for his upcoming feature film about the Black Mozart.

Seizing the Unrecorded
Dir: Ingrid Pfau
RT 29 min. USA
A film exploring the connection between the filmmaker's career and her battle with epilepsy.

Feral
Dir: Matt Henton, Lane McCaig
RT 10 min. USA
Recent research reveals the devastating impact of feral and outdoor cats on wild songbird populations, but what is the answer to cat over-population?

Pursuit of Hippo-ness
Dir: Alan E. Franks
RT 26 min. USA
A film about hippos and the people who love them.


Saturday August 29, 2015 4:50pm - 6:55pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:25pm

You're Killing Me
Limited Capacity seats available

You’re Killing Me is the gay horror comedy no one knew they needed. Joe is coming out of the closet as a serial killer to his oblivious new boyfriend, George, who is more focused on achieving fame through his YouTube channel than worrying about his new bf’s pastimes. As George’s friends begin to disappear, he begins to realize he may not get out of this relationship alive. Equal parts gratuitous gore and irreverent humor and seemingly John Waters inspired, You’re Killing Me examines life (and death) while dating in an age of incessant snark and chatter.

- Rachel Ahrnsen

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Jim Hansen

Jim Hansen

Th e Orphans
Jim Hansen has created several web series including the Chloe parody series, My Drunk Aunts, The Eirik Videos and the newly releasedParagon School for Girls. He is currently in post production on You’re Killing Me, a comedy/horror movie he directed and co-wrote. Jim has worked as a production designer, costume designer and has supervised a dozen TV shows. His previous short films Pretty Parts and Video Night have been in a number of... Read More →


Saturday August 29, 2015 5:25pm - 6:55pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:40pm

Some Beasts
Limited Capacity seats available

Sal has left modern society, his past and his girlfriend to live off the land in remote Appalachia as a caretaker and gardener. But is this remote living freedom or its own kind of prison? Sal struggles with the isolation of his new job, with the death of a neighbor and a long-distance relationship, and with the discovery of an abandoned child as he wonders where, if anywhere, he truly belongs. Beautifully shot and performed, Some Beasts tells its story of loneliness and self-reliance with an uncommon grace.

- Corey Craft

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 5:40pm - 7:10pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:45pm

Finders Keepers Sponsored by Lovoy, Summerville, & Shelton
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2007 at a North Carolina storage locker auction, Shannon Whisnant bought a used grill. When he returned home with the purchase he discovered that a smoker wasn’t the only thing he acquired... inside the grill was a human foot. Meanwhile, amputee John Wood, discovering that it was his foot that was missing, demanded its return. Shannon, caught up in a media frenzy and using the foot as a for-profit sideshow, refused. It’s going to take Judge Mathis to figure out whose in the right. Just in case you didn’t notice above, Finders Keepers is a documentary.

- Rachel Morgan


Saturday August 29, 2015 5:45pm - 7:07pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:00pm

Julia Weldon
Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

6:00pm

Animated Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Deadly
Dir: Aidan McAteer
RT 9 min. Ireland
Deadly tells the story of Boney, a working stiff in a dead-end job. That is, until he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie ...

I Was a Teenage Girl, Apparently
Dir: Lyn Elliot, Nina Frenkel
RT 6 min. USA
A woman finds the diary she kept as a teenager and goes back in time to try to talk some sense into her teenage self.

In It to Win It
Dir: Marc Havener
RT 1 min. USA
An overzealous soccer dad attends his daughter's ballet recital.

Simorgh
Dir: Meghdad Asadi Lari
RT 5 min. USA
Persian calligraphic art, music, and ornament designs get together and bring an old mythical Persian story to life.

Sugarless Tea
Dir: Sai Selvarajan
RT 5 min. USA
Fifty-four years of separation tethered together by a red string of fate and ten years of humble restraint represent one man's quest to reunite with his brother.

Sumer
Dir: Alvaro Garcia
RT 10 min. Spain
In a world where all animal and plant species perished decades past, a young boy lives alone in the last remaining human settlement. While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees the possibility of life re-emerging.

T.P.
Dir: Bob Blevins, Bradley Werley
RT 10 min. USA
A naive roll of toilet paper awakens in a disgusting gas station bathroom and is horrified to discover what fate has in store for his kind. Inspired by his traumatized but well intentioned companion, he resolves to escape captivity and determine for himself.

Moons
Dir: Liesje Kraai
RT 1 min. USA
A short music video that pays homage to Laika, the Russian space dog, set to Josh Ritter's song 'Moons.'

Think Ink
Dir: Wally Chung
RT 7 min. USA
Wally Chung
An animated film about outcasts and acceptance, a la psychology inkblots.

The Ballad of Holland Island House
Dir: Lynn Tomlinson
RT 4 min. USA
Animated clay paintings tell the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. In an old-time music ballad, the house sings of its life and the creatures it has sheltered as it contemplates time, environmental change, and the rise of the seas.

The Looking Planet
Dir: Eric Law Anderson
17 min. USA
During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.

Tick Tock
Dir: Zeynep Kocak
RT 9 min. Turkey
With a desire to fill his home with people, an elderly man attempts to rent one of his rooms. In his effort to beautify his home, he finds new purpose and joy in his own life.

Rails
Artist: GT
RT 3 min. USA


Saturday August 29, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:15pm

Revival: The Sam Bush Story Sponsored by Stewart Perry and Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

Revival: The Sam Bush Story masterfully portrays the life of bluegrass legend Sam Bush. As told by family, friends and musicians alike, we journey across decades to witness how Bush mastered the mandolin all the while reshaping an entire genre into what is now most commonly heralded as newgrass. Told with tons of live archival footage (including a performance from Birmingham’s Workplay) and great stories, Revival finds Bush at a time in his life where he’s contemplating staying relevant, navigating the challenges of working in the Nashville system, and facing mortality.

- Kyle McKinnon


Saturday August 29, 2015 6:15pm - 7:53pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:30pm

Blood, Sweat, and Beer Sponsored by Alpha Lumber Company
Limited Capacity seats available

Blood, Sweat, and Beer explores the booming craft beer industry. The filmmakers visit large, nationally known breweries, but the heart of the film lies in its focus on two start-ups and their struggles. The Brew Gentlemen of Braddock, PA, worked with local government officials to find a home for their brewery and bring life back to a once vibrant steel town. Shorebilly Brewing of Ocean City, MD faced legal troubles that forced them to change their name, putting them in serious debt. If you're one of the millions of fans of craft beer you do not want to miss Blood, Sweat, and Beer at Sidewalk 2015.

- Tom Richardson

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 6:30pm - 7:40pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:55pm

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot Sponsored by Alabama Waldorf School
Limited Capacity seats available

At one point during the Selma voting rights movement, there were more African Americans in jail than there were on the voting rolls. Students and teachers, together with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), joined with Dallas County residents to organize the community around voter registration. They used nonviolence to fight violent oppression, and Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot tells the story of how African Americans in the South won the right to fully participate in our democracy from these young activists’ point of view.

- Kristina Scott

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Bill Brummel

Bill Brummel

Producer/Director, Bill Brummel Productions
Producer/Director of Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot. Bill Brummel is an award-winning documentary film producer and director. He’s the recipient of a Peabody Award, two International Documentary Association awards, and five national Emmy nominations. Many of Brummel's films have focused on civil rights and human rights issues. His credits include Rwanda - Do Scars Ever Fade?, Blood Diamonds, Erasing Hate, Bullied; Viva La Causa, Inside Pol... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 6:55pm - 7:35pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:00pm

VIP Desserts and Coffee - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity full

Enjoy some delicious treats and caffeine (or decaf if you prefer)! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

Sponsors
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Saturday August 29, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:15pm

Old Paints
Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

7:40pm

Who Took Johnny
Limited Capacity seats available

Possibly the most terrifying film in the 2015 Sidewalk line-up, Who Took Johnny investigates the spellbinding 30 year-old cold case related to the disappearance of Johnny Gosch. The first missing child to appear on a milk carton, Johnny, disappeared, while on his paper route, in the early morning hours of September 5th 1982. For 3 decades Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, has searched for her son, piecing together clues, weeding through conspiracy theories and uncovering faulty police work. Captivating, shocking, jaw dropping, respectfully made and downright creepy, Who Took Johnny, made John Waters’ ‘10 Best Films’ of 2014 list.

- Rachel Morgan


Saturday August 29, 2015 7:40pm - 9:01pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:40pm

Applesauce
Limited Capacity seats available

Applesauce examines the chain reaction of distrust, deceit, and severed body parts that ensues when people begin to discuss the worst thing they’ve ever done. A dark, energetic, often indecorous comedy, Applesauce is 90 minutes of the most captivating, well-written bizarreness to hit the screen... well since Director Onur Tukel’s last festival favorite, Summer Of Blood. A skillfully crafted mash up of Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and Curb Your Enthusiasm meets The Maltese Falcon, Applesauce premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

- Hallie Tarpley & Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists
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Onur Tukel

Onur Tukel is an American actor, painter, and filmmaker. A notable figure in the New York City independent film community, Tukel's films often deal with issues of gender and relationships.


Saturday August 29, 2015 7:40pm - 9:11pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:55pm

The Invitation - with 'A Peaceful Man'
Limited Capacity seats available

"A Peaceful Man"
Dir: Harrison Norris
RT 4 min. Australia
Beaten within an inch of his life, a peaceful man has a gruesome epiphany through violence.

The Invitation
Will and his new girlfriend are guests at a dinner party hosted by his estranged ex-wife. Considering the couples past some unpleasantness is expected, but Will quickly begins to suspect that something more than typical inquietude is afoot. The Invitation captures the essence of the most awkward social gathering imaginable and combines it with the momentum of a runaway train. Creepy and captivating, the thriller does an incredible job keeping its audience guessing. Sharp casting and precise direction lead the list of wonderful things about The Invitation and there’s truly not a wasteful minute in the feature.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists
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Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama is an American film director who had her breakthrough with Girlfight, her first feature film. She wrote the screenplay and directed the film at age 27.


Saturday August 29, 2015 7:55pm - 9:34pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:00pm

The State of Being Human - with 'Last Christmas' Sponsored by Orbit Salon and Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

"Last Christmas"
Dir: Nathan Adloff
RT 11 min. USA
A suicidal young man finds a friend in the unlikeliest of places.

Bridging Ireland and Alabama, The State Of Being Human traces the roots of filmmaker David Merriman’s own admitted homophobia. Featuring conversational interviews with members of the LGBTQ community in both Ireland and Alabama, Merriman, who remains at the center of the film, works to revise his initially narrow viewpoint and to understand the true cost of bigotry. The documentary also features an unforgettable interview with Chief Justice Roy Moore. The 2015 Shout screening of The State Of Being Human marks the film’s world premiere.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for David Merriman

David Merriman

Owner, Dmi Videos
I am an Artist from Dublin, Ireland. | Music, Stories and Movies...

Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 8:00pm - 9:22pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:15pm

Anathema Arienette Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

“My name is Allie Green. I’m sixteen. And this is my suicide tape.” This begins Allie’s deeply personal video diary, chronicling the next few months of her life leading up to that inevitable day. Anathema Arienette assembles her daily entries and taps into the world of a girl trapped in the clutches of depression. Having lost touch with friends and living a fear-driven relationship with her father, Allie’s camcorder provides the only means of expressing herself. Deeply emotional and effective, Anethema cuts to the core of the pains of adolescence.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists
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Jay Burleson

Sign Me Up! Productions/Sleep Creature
eh.

Sponsors

Saturday August 29, 2015 8:15pm - 9:17pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:30pm

Music Videos!
Limited Capacity seats available

Blastmatazz
Artist: Shaheed & DJ Supreme
Dir: Joey Compton, Jack Serra
RT 5 min. USA

chaplin SP
Dir: Matias Vellutini
RT 2 min. Brazil
A remix of various Charlie Chaplin movies turned into stop motion animation and subsequently transformed into stencils cut by hand.

Heavy Dreams
Artist: GT
Dir: Paul Hart
RT 5 min. USA

High
Artist: Rebekka Garden
Dir: Guro Ekornholmen
RT 5 min. Norway

Killer
Artist: Raquel Lilly
Dir: Fred Mohns
RT 3 min. USA

Magenta
Artist: Deqn Sue
Dir: Elizabeth Hagale
RT 4 min. USA

"Magic" feat. Brandy and Nile Rodgers
Artist: Mystery Skulls
Dir: Double Ninja
RT 5 min. France

Drum & Fife
Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Dir: Jimmy Ahlander
RT 4 min. USA

Preservation
Artist: Green Seed
Dir: C. Chapman
RT 4 min. USA

Without You
Artist: Raquel Lilly
Dir: Caleb Young
RT 5 min. USA

Chandelier
Artist: Sia
Dir: Sia and Daniel Askill
RT 4 min. USA

Youth Goin Bad
Artist: Sammie Zonana
Dir: Ya'Ke
RT 4 min. USA

It's Alright
Artist: Fractures
Dir: Matthew Chuang
RT 5 min. Australia

A Long Journey
Artist: Leo 'Bud' Welch
Dir: Shannon Cohn
RT 3 min. USA

C.T.R.L.
Dir: Mariana Conde
RT 3 min. United Kingdom

Something's Wrong with My Mind
Artist: GT
Dir: Dillon Hayes
RT 3 min. USA

We All Go to the Same
Artist: Radical Face
Dir: Morgana McKenzie
RT 4 min. Canada

Queen
Artist: Perfume Genius
Dir: SSION
RT 4 min. USA

Twin Sister
Artist: Velouria
Dir: Gregory Jenkins
RT 4 min. USA

All I Gave Her
Artist: Julia Weldon
Dir: Diane Russo
RT: 4 min. USA


Saturday August 29, 2015 8:30pm - 9:49pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:30pm

The Tribe Sponsored by Carmike Cinemas - Summit 16
Limited Capacity seats available

Possibly the year’s most revolutionary and controversial movie, The Tribe explores the ruthless inner workings of a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf. Told entirely through Russian sign language and bold physicality, the film follows a new student as he navigates through the corrupt hierarchy of students and faculty. Swiftly, he marks his place within the student-run crime and prostitution ring, yet things take a turn when he falls for a girl. Desperate to hold onto her, our story spirals into a stunning climax of brutality.

- Kyle McKinnon

Reminder: Though this film is sponsored by Carmike Cinemas, it is showing at the Carver Theatre.


Saturday August 29, 2015 8:30pm - 10:42pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:45pm

Haze
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the years we’ve come across several films examining the tribal attributes of campus Greek life, but none have reached the level of bro-tastic (and even sis-tastic) insanity as Haze. The story follows Nick, a freshman and leader of his fraternity pledge class. His peers look up to him as they endure humiliating levels of hazing, but it is revealed that his own brother is covertly trying to shut down the entire system, his loyalty is tested to the worst degree. Warning, not for those squeamish when it comes to vomit.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 8:45pm - 10:30pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:00pm

Sidewalk's Pig Iron After Party Sponsored by Alabama Tourism Department, Back 40 Beer Co., and Wind Creek Casino and Hotel
Limited Capacity seats available

Barbecue, beer, mini golf, mechanical pigs--what more could you want? Open to VIP pass holders and Saturday party pass holders. Spnsored by Alabama Tourism Department, Wind Creek Casino and Hotel, and Back Forty Beer Company.

Sponsors
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Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue

Alabama Tourism Department/Year of Alabama Barbecue
Bill.Dinan@luckie.com


Saturday August 29, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday August 30, 2015 1:00am
Sloss Welcome Center 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222

9:45pm

Welcome to Leith Sponsored by JLP Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome To Leith is the shocking-but-true story of a 24-person ghost town in North Dakota struggling against one man's extremist vision. Shot over an 8-month period, the film documents white separatist Craig Cobb’s arrest for terrorizing the citizens of Leith on an armed patrol and his release from jail six months later. Set against the stark, desolate beauty of this almost abandoned state, Welcome To Leith asks who will be allowed to shape the future of one small town, and subtly questions what exactly might be at stake for all Americans.

- Rachel Ahrnsen


Saturday August 29, 2015 9:45pm - 11:10pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00pm

In The Basement
Limited Capacity seats available

In the Basement weaves a tunnel through the underground sanctuaries where everyday people conceal their obsessions. A teen drummer. The owner of a tiny swimming pool. A women with a fake baby. A taxidermy enthusiast. A Nazi memorabilia collector and his brass band. An African big game hunter. An S&M mistress and her love slave. A masochist. A fetishist. An opera singer with a shooting range. Just as revealing as the dives into their basements are the brief insights into the subjects’ lives above ground.

- Charlie Sanders

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 10:00pm - 11:25pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:05pm

A Wonderful Cloud - with 'Muck'
Limited Capacity seats available

"Muck"
Dir: Bruce Smolanoff
RT 15 min. USA
Mel, a 20-year old female open mic comedian, lives with her tabloid-obsessed mother in Queens. Abandoned by her father and born into a family of unfulfilled hopes and dreams, Mel is a bottled fight waiting to erupt.

A Wonderful Cloud
Can exes ever really stay friends after a break-up? Or are they destined to remain mortal enemies until the end of time? A Wonderful Cloud answers “maybe” to both of these questions in its telling of the story of two ex-lovers (and business partners) who find themselves reunited for a weekend as they shift back and forth between love and hate in nearly every scene. It’s funny, it’s dark, it’s daring, and it’s true. A Wonderful Cloud premiered earlier this year at the South By Southwest Film Festival.

- Hallie Tarpley & Jaxon Thomley

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 10:05pm - 11:25pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:20pm

Come Down Molly
Limited Capacity seats available

Molly, a lonely, suffocated young mother, decides to take a weekend away from her husband and infant son. Her aim is to reconnect with a group of male friends from high school at a cabin in the Rocky Mountains. There, the group drinks, takes psychedelic drugs and wanders through the forest as Molly tries to reconnect with the carefree person she used to be. Visually vivid and emotionally raw, Come Down Molly is a story of coming to terms with aging and new stations in life.


- Corey Craft

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Gregory Kohn

Gregory Kohn

Gregory Kohn - Writer/Director | Gregory’s first feature, Northeast, a “vividly natural portrayal” of an aimless playboy, was part of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and later distributed by Tribeca Film.  After Northeast, Gregory directed numerous music videos, most notably for the band Sleigh Bells. He also directed for television, including true-life crime shows for networks such as ID, Oxygen, and The Travel Channel. From these... Read More →


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:20pm - 11:40pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:20pm

Bare
Limited Capacity seats available

Bored with small town life, Sarah is thunderstruck by the entrance of outgoing, exciting troublemaker, Pepper. What begins as an intoxicating collision of two very different lives quickly begins to evolve into something more substantial. But, like any collision, there is fallout. Natalia Leite’s feature directorial debut magnificently captures the excitement of insoluble crushing and places it against the backdrop of the wondrously neon-highlighted desert. Featuring Paz de la Huerta and Dianna Agron (best known for Glee) in her first feature film lead role, Bare premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists

Saturday August 29, 2015 10:20pm - 11:48pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:35pm

(Not Quite Midnight) Midnight Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

CROW HAND!!!
Dir: Brian Lonano
RT 3 min. USA
A husband gets more than he bargains for when he discovers a mysterious totem on the ground, much to his wife's chagrin.

Playback
Dir: Nathan Crooker
RT 4 min. USA
What happens when an unsuspecting man gets in the way of another's fate?

Son
Dir: Judd Myers
RT 14 min. USA
A sheltered kid cons his way into a sick day. Left alone for the first time, he stumbles upon a sinister family secret.

Meridians
Dir: Blake Rice
RT 9 min. USA
An acupuncturist forms a primal bond with her female patient after years of treatment.

Old Friends
Dir: Bruce Bundy
RT 12 min.
Four friends reunite for a dinner of memories

Open 24 Hours
Dir: Mike Makowsky
RT 7 min. USA
A contract killer gets more than he bargained for after a pit-stop at the convenience store.

Bite Radius
Dir: Spencer Parsons
RT 30 min. USA
When Peyton wakes up to a woman whom he may or may not have shot in his bathroom, his life spirals into a dizzying array of amoral actions as he attempts to hide the body.


Saturday August 29, 2015 10:35pm - 11:54pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203
 
Sunday, August 30
 

9:00am

Sunday VIP Grab 'n' Go - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity full

Grab a quick bite to eat in our VIP Lounge! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

Sponsors
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Sunday August 30, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

A Dog Named Gucci Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

Sidewalk alumn Gorman Bechard (2005’s audience favorite You Are Alone) brings us this harrowing true tale of animal cruelty that results in a landmark Alabama state ruling. In Mobile in the early 90’s, a dog found tortured and set afire is rescued by a retired school teacher. As Gucci rehabilitates and finds a happier life, he becomes a poster dog for change in abuse laws. A Dog Name Gucci brings awareness to the unbelievable number of animal cruelty cases nationwide while also communicating hope as states change their stances on the matter.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists
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Gorman Bechard

What Were We Thinking Films
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... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday August 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:00am

Alabama Shorts 2 Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

I Want to Beat Up Clark Peters
Dir: Joseph Picozzi
RT 18 min. USA
Breaking up is hard to do, and one man seeks revenge after his hook-up starts hooking up with someone else.

Little Cabbage
Dir: Jen West
RT 10 min. USA
An eccentric composer in the 1950s is given a magical instrument that distorts her relationships.

Coming and Going
Dir: Kelsey Harrison
RT 4 min. USA
An experimental narrative short exploring the tides of relationships and lives.

No Big Deal
Dir: Patrick Cox
RT 9 min. USA
A young man with an unknown ailment is prescribed a new drug that may cause hallucinations. Of course, these hallucinations begin right before a first date. He must to struggle to maintain his cool as the reality around him unravels.

Ruby
Dir: Mary Kathryn Phillips
RT 7 min. USA
An injured aspiring Olympic runner strives to achieve her dream despite the obstacles that face her.

Hunger Pain
Dir: Chase Tinnon
RT 9 min. USA
A prostitute uncovers the truth about her bloodthirsty john.

The Last Vanish
Dir: Bruce Southerland
RT 18 min. USA
Professional magician Tommy Fina helps a rival with a new illusion with amazing results.

Three Fingers
Dir: Paul D. Hart
RT 11 min. USA
A young female Marine war veteran navigates her disintegrating life until there is nothing left but to make a choice.

Unrelated
Dir: Amanda McCann
RT 7 min. USA
A desperate young woman, expecting a marriage proposal, is sabotaged by her psychotic sister.

Filmmakers/Artists
BS

Bruce Southerland

Owner, Tripp Avenue Productions
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Paul D. Hart

writer/director, Three Fingers Movie
Born in Louisville, KY, Paul grew up all throughout the southeast before relocating to California. He studied at the Los Angeles Film School graduating with honors while attaining an editing major and directing minor. Since that time, Hart has contributed to the indie film-making community, not only as a writer and director, but as a skilled gaffer and cinematographer. His current film, Three Fingers, is Hart's fourth directorial endeavor... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday August 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:35am
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:10am

ENCORE: The Wolfpack
Limited Capacity seats available


Sunday August 30, 2015 10:10am - 12:15pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

10:20am

The Babushkas Of Chernobyl
Limited Capacity seats available

The Babushkas of Chernobyl documents the lives of those who, against government policy and advice, have decided to return to live within the 30km Exclusion Zone around Reactor #4, site of the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen. Around 100 people, the majority elderly women, returned to live off the land and their meager pensions until the end of their lives. Through stories of mutual strength, pride, and stubbornness, the documentary weaves together the lives of these women as they struggle to survive in the irradiated fallout area.

- Charlie Bice

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 10:20am - 11:32am
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00am

Sunday Family Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Dear Lucy
Dir: Sinead Osburne
RT 8m min. Australia
Dear Lucy is coming of age short film about a young girl who discovers her courage through the help of an imaginary friend.

Eloïse, little dreamer
Dir: Myriam L. Obin
RT 4 min. Canada
On a day of celebration, a little girl discovers that things are not always what they appear.

Work Mate
Dir: Genevieve Clay-Smith
RT 16 min. Australia
When an introverted office worker is invited by a new colleague with a vision impairment to go cycling, he tries desperately to find a way out of it.

The Wizard of OZcar
Dir: Vartanoush Torossian
RT 22 min. USA
Knicknack, a little boy growing up in a Gypsy camp, learns the 'magic' of living life, embracing the place where you came from, and celebrating the world that surrounds you.

The Letterbox
Dir: A.V. Helm
RT 14 min. USA
Part live-action, part animated, "The Letterbox" is the story of a composer trapped on a desert island struggling to write his magnum opus. A pesky seagull seems intent on disrupting his work as much as it can...or is it really trying to give him the final push he needs to create a masterpiece?

Hans
Dir: Harris Cohen
RT 9 min. USA
Hans Roenau and his family fled the Nazi invasion of Austria only to endure the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, China. As an adult, Hans discovered long-distance running and photography. Now at age 84, he continues to inspire others with his story of survival and endurance.

Admission is free for 12 and under.


Sunday August 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm
McWane Science Center 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00am

Tired Moonlight Sponsored by McKinney Capital
Limited Capacity seats available

2015 has been a good year for Director Britni West, she took home the Slamdance Grand Jury Prize and was named one of Filmmaker Magazines “25 New Faces Of Independent Film”. Her first feature, Tired Moonlight, perfectly captures the spirit, majesty and timelessness of summer in small town America. To quote the filmmakers, “Pitting grand landscapes against dinners of fried chicken and the roar of V8 engines on Saturday nights, Tired Moonlight wanders through Solitaire games (always won), secrets lost in cavernous hearts, and the fifty miles of bad road that always gets you home.”

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists
Sponsors

Sunday August 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:16pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00am

Love Arcadia Sponsored by Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Limited Capacity seats available

When uptight real estate developer Joanna threatens the existence of his family’s bubble teashop, Jake sets out on a mission to prove to her and her unimaginably-wealthy-yet-still-empty-inside father that a place like Tea Arcadia is worth preserving. Filled with humor and heart, this coming-of-age story follows the two teens as they traverse the rocky, bubble tea-filled path to adulthood and in doing so learn a little bit about love. Part of our Family Film Festival, Love Arcadia is rated PG.

- Jaxon Thomley


Sunday August 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:37pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:15am

County Fair, Texas Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

The team behind The Rock-afire Explosion and Sidewalk audience award winner GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, return with an intimate story of rural youth and the 4-H fair. County Fair, Texas spends a year in the lives of four Texas teenagers, each of whom singlehandedly raises livestock with the hopes of winning college tuition at exhibition. A beautifully framed story, the film seemingly embraces nostalgia for another time, all while juxtaposing such with a glimpse of adolescence in the 21st century.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:42pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:30am

Parishop
Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

11:30am

Sunday SHOUT Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Whatever We Want to Be
Dir: Stephanie Williams
Pansexual playgirl Dylan is forced to question her free-spirited, poly-amorous lifestyle when enchantingly seductive Sam turns her world on its head.
RT: 14:17

The Forgiven
Dir: François Chang
Henry and Clement are in a relationship for one month in Paris. The last night before Henry goes back to London, where he studies, Clement comes to his hotel to surprise him. But when he arrives at the door, he hears that Henry is with another man in the room...
RT: 15 Min

Elder
Dir: Genéa Gaudet
A documentary chronicling a forbidden love affair between a Mormon missionary and an Italian Communist in Pescara, Italy, 1974.
RT: 13 Mins

Picnics Are Gay
Dir: Whitney Hamilton
A picnic business owner who is a single gay Asian with sociopathic tendencies, living in Alabama, seeks romance....
RT 5:39

Masculins
Dir: Stephanie Young
A portrait of three people who each have distinct masculine identities and embody transformation in very different ways. Through intimate cinematic approaches, the film identifies and embraces the human element in the deconstruction of gender binaries.
RT 12:03

A Last Farewell
Dir: Casper Andreas
An alternative family drama about life and death.
RT: 12:51

What is Perfect?
Dir: Dmitry Zhitov
"What is Perfect?" follows 6 artists discovering and uncovering beauty in their imperfections. This short documentary explores the hardships and dreams we all face in life.
RT: 11:30

hopefulROMANTIC
Dir: Benjamin Pollack
An original musical film about one man's emotional journey through love, heartbreak, and healing. It's a universal story about loving, letting go, and holding onto faith that there's somebody for everybody.
RT: 16:30

YOU. ME. BATHROOM. SEX. NOW
Dir: Francisco Lupini Basagoiti
A comedy about a man who tries to forget about love in all the wrong places.
RT: 17 min


Sunday August 30, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:00pm

Lulu's Drag Brunch: SHOUT Edition - reservations required
Limited Capacity seats available

*In Partnership with Birmingham SHOUT and Continental Bakery, reservations required* On both Saturday AND Sunday, our ladies will shake flesh and souls while you brunch (read: drink) between downtown film screenings. See tickets@sidewalkfest.com for reservations, payment required upon arrival.

Sponsors
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Birmingham SHOUT

Birmingham SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival of Alabama
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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Sunday August 30, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:25pm

Secret Screening Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

It's a feature narrative film. And that's really all we can tell you. Come see this super secret film screening at Sidewalk 2015 before it premieres next year at one of the massive super famous film festivals. The filmmakers are scheduled to attend. This is a one and only chance!

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Sunday August 30, 2015 12:25pm - 1:55pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:25pm

Secret Screening Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

It's a feature narrative film. And that's really all we can tell you. Come see this super secret film screening at Sidewalk 2015 before it premieres next year at one of the massive super famous film festivals. The filmmakers are scheduled to attend. This is a one and only chance!

Sponsors

Sunday August 30, 2015 12:25pm - 1:55pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:30pm

Sidewrite Table Read - International Screenplays
Watch the Birmingham Film Actors’ Lab read the best of the best from screenwriters around the world. The following scripts are our top three finalists from the International category of our annual short screenplay competition, Sidewrite.
International Screenplays
1999 by Anthony Fernandez
A Good Day's Work by Jess McCallum
Migration by Elyse Endick


Sunday August 30, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:30pm

Deep Web Sponsored by Abernethy Construction
Limited Capacity seats available

Deep Web meticulously traces the arrest, prosecution and conviction of former science and engineering grad student, Ross Ulbricht, accused of being the 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' mastermind behind the Internet black market site, the Silk Road. The documentary provides an illuminating examination, not just of Ulbricht, but also of the battle for digital rights and control of the future of technology. The film additionally provides a unique look inside the deep-web and its subset known as the Dark Net. Called “the most unexpected Bill and Ted reunion”, Keanu Reeves narrates Deep Web, Alex Winter’s second directorial feature.

- Rachel Morgan

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Sunday August 30, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:35pm

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young Sponsored by McDowell Security Services
Limited Capacity seats available

With the sounding of a conch shell, runners start on the Barkley Marathon. Cloaked in secrecy and sadistic eccentricity, the Barkley is a 100-130 mile race through the Tennessee Mountains featuring 120,000 feet of elevation change and a rich quirky history of camaraderie and competition. Those few that even finish join a minuscule group, an honor that has made it an international affair. The Barkley Marathons documents the 2 and a half-day journey of 40 runners as they embark on one of the most grueling trail races in the world.

- Charlie Bice

Filmmakers/Artists
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Annika Iltis

Codirector / Coproducer, The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

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Sunday August 30, 2015 12:35pm - 2:05pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

12:45pm

Filmmaker Talkback
Sunday August 30, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

1:10pm

An Ordinary Couple
Limited Capacity seats available

In celebration of the recent marriage rights victory, join us for a special 5th anniversary screening of An Ordinary Couple, featuring a new happy ending. Profiling Orin Kennedy and Bernardo Puccio’s 38-year relationship, the film opens with the couple, frustrated with the inability to legally marry, unveiling a 12-foot Kennedy-Puccio monument at their “funeral” in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A non-fiction romantic comedy, An Ordinary Couple profiles the dashing couple but also discusses growing up gay in midcentury America, the impact of Proposition 8 and the true meaning of commitment. We’re thrilled to have Orin and (Birmingham-native) Bernardo in attendance for the screening.

- Rachel Morgan

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 1:10pm - 2:30pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:10pm

H.
Limited Capacity seats available

Strange things are happening in Troy, New York. A black horse gallops through downtown streets. Gravity works in reverse. A mother nurses her plastic baby. Random citizens are falling into "temporary walking comas.” These surreal images, many inspired by actual news events, are part of the paranormal mystery of H., a film that reminds us that real life is weird enough without the aid of the supernatural. Chalky, shiver-inducing photography pairs well with the varied sonic elements to set a chilling scene in this highbrow creepfest.

- Charlie Sanders

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 1:10pm - 2:47pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:25pm

Dream/Killer
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2005, 20-year-old Ryan Ferguson was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt, a crime he adamantly states he did not commit. The evidence against him rested with friend, Chuck Erickson, who remembered, or possibly dreamed, that he and Ferguson were involved in the journalist’s death. Dream/Killer tells the story of how Ferguson’s father, Bill, led a 10-year campaign to prove his son’s innocence. The documentary is a powerful, disturbing look into the American judicial system.

- Charlie Sanders

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 1:25pm - 3:14pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:30pm

Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions
Limited Capacity seats available

Everybody has to make a choice. Are you going to do the right thing or the easy thing? That’s the question facing Tristan, a naive middle-school student coping with life in the inner city. His mother, desperate to keep her son out of prison like his father, signs him up for Boy Scouts, where he connects with a band of brothers. Soon after, he witnesses a murder and must choose between the code of the streets - keep quiet - or the Scouts’ code. Part of the Sidewalk family line-up, Troop 491, is rated PG-13.

- Charlie Sanders

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
McWane Science Center 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

1:40pm

Alabama Doc Shorts 2 Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

Pathways: Robin's Story
Dir: Patrick Sheehan
RT 9 min. USA
This short film tells the inspiring true story of one woman's journey from prison and homelessness to a new life.

Spearhunter
Dir: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling
RT 14 min. USA
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.

Veterans Day Reunion
Dir: Ian J. Cunningham
RT 10 min. USA
The National Veterans Day Parade began in Birmingham, Ala. Over the years, it has become so much more than a parade.

4th Down
Dir: Kourtney Cowart, Michael Shikany
RT 12 min. USA
University of Alabama at Birmingham students, faculty, and boosters react to the termination of the UAB football program and work together for its reinstatement.

Maid in Dixie
Dir: Annelise Moreau, Rachael Hartley
RT 10 min. USA
An exploration into how some Southern women identify themselves in a culture steeped in the traditional ways of the mythical Old South.

Take Only Memories
Dir: Robert Clay, Gigi Douban
RT 10 min. USA
What goes in the attic stays in the attic. Until an army of pickers comes in and takes the family photos to the thrift shop. What happens next is a look at the strange world of people who take the memories of others into their own hands.

Stumped
Dir: Robin Berghaus
RT 10 min. USA
When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser suddenly becomes a quadrilateral amputee, he must face a world he never imagined, including his first stand-up comedy show.

"The Truth" Up and Coming
Dir: Sonya Mitchell
RT 20 min. USA
An inspiring story about a young lady named Carla Youngblood, who makes a unique transition from working in corporate America to performing comedy in America.

White Statues
Dir: Abbie Wilson, Brett Shaw
RT 9 min. USA
"White Statues" looks at the difficulties in preserving history from the antebellum time period with accuracy from all perspectives.

10-4
Dir: Piyush Borse, Karan Jani
RT 10 min. USA
An inside look at the Birmingham Police Department as it became a national model for community policing with the changes it has made since the 1960s.

Shugs
Dir: Mary D. Recio, Katie Howard
RT 9 min. USA
A story about the Birmingham Sugar Babies -- a group of women who found community in dance later in life.


Sunday August 30, 2015 1:40pm - 3:45pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:00pm

Winston Ramble
Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

2:00pm

Interactive Documentary: After the Storm
Andrew Beck Grace is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the director of the Program in Nonfiction Storytelling at the University of Alabama. His films and interactive work have appeared on PBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Independent Lens. Watch as he details his process in creating the interactive documentary about the aftermath of the 2011 Tuscaloosa tornadoes, After the Storm.


Sunday August 30, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:15pm

Sunday Sidewalk Shorts 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Juliet Juliet -- The Sound of Love Musical
Dir: Ken Ochiai
RT 15 min. Japan
Two rivals bid for the lead role in a annual musical festival at a prestigious women's high school. Things get complicated when a male transfer student appears.

We'll Find Something
Dir: Casey Gooden
RT 12 min. USA
A couple struggles to choose a restaurant while visiting New York City.

Whispers among Wolves
Dir: Kevin Lim
RT 17 min. Australia
Every Wednesday, alcoholic CEO Shilo and her long suffering PA, Teddy, sit down to conduct matters of business. But on this particular evening, secrets will be uncovered, old wounds will be reopened, and their unique co-dependency will come under scrutiny.

Still
Dir: Slater Jewell-Kemker
RT 16 min. USA
When her abusive lover drowns in the woods, Sadie discovers duplicates of herself and Jake.

SPARE ROOMS - A Family Fiction
Dir: Matthew Bowden
RT 17 min. USA
When a same-sex family's teenage son invites a school friend to stay overnight, their elaborate plans to remain in the closet backfire, leaving their reluctant son to hold their secret together.

Zero Recognition
Dir: Ben Lewis
RT 10 min. Canada
Demi is a young actress who's grown up in the dim glare of the Hollywood (North) spotlight. When she decides to brave the world of Internet dating, she quickly finds that fame doesn't always help.

Under Earth's Lid
Dir: Colin Albea
RT 6 min. USA
A soldier finds a moment of peace in a remote forest, but he cannot escape the reality of war.

Lazarus
Dir: Kate Cortesi
RT 17 min. USA
A visit to an underground record store in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, teaches a teenage kid about his neighborhood, music and how to be a man.

Treading Water
Dir: Liz Cardenas Franke
RT 15 min. USA
After moving back into her childhood home to take care of her elderly father, an independent woman in her thirties finds herself reaching a breaking point as she tries to come to grips with her new reality.


Sunday August 30, 2015 2:15pm - 4:20pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:30pm

VIP Happy Hour - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity full

Come enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a 25% discount on all menu items! Sponsored by Continental Bakery Downtown.

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Continental Bakery Downtown

Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu


Sunday August 30, 2015 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Continental Bakery Downtown 1820 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:45pm

Episodic
Limited Capacity seats available

Dirty Laundry
Dir: Nathan Hennenfent, Mitch Brinkman, Brian Ernst
Webseries. USA
Sometimes you meet friends in the dirtiest of places. Watch Paul and Marty's new found friendship unfold as they cover everything from detergent to camp, and horses to love.

Only in HelLA
Dir: Rory Uphold
Webseries. USA
A comedic series about the perils of living in LA.

Ms. Guidance
Dir: Van Hansis, Melodie Sisk
Webseries. USA
An aspiring actress must come to terms with being a high school counselor in this comedic webseries.

Tragic Relief
Dir: Adam Sacks, Ryan Mazer
Webseries. USA.
A sketch series of sad jokes, because life is a nightmare and we’re all victims. Zing!

Wallflowers
Dir: Kieran Turner
Webseries. USA
A comedy web series about a Manhattan support group for people who can't get dates.

Eastsiders
Dir: Kit Williamson
Webseries. USA
A peek into the life and friends of a gay couple in Los Angeles's Silver Lake neighborhood.

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Brian Ernst

Brian Ernst

UBK Studios
I'm a video producer for a newspaper by day and an aspiring filmmaker by night. I'll be at Sidewalk with my good friend and writing partner promoting our one room web series, Dirty Laundry that can be watched in its entirety on our site. We're both really into sketch comedy and things of an episodic nature. I've recently finished my first feature screenplay, Something Left, and looking forward to focusing my attention on some pilot ideas in the... Read More →


Sunday August 30, 2015 2:45pm - 4:25pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

2:45pm

The Look of Silence Sponsored by Home Run
Limited Capacity seats available

Director Joshua Oppenheimer revisits Indonesia and it’s bloody past in this companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing. The Look of Silence follows optometrist Adi, whose brother was killed during the Indonesian genocide of 1965 by murderous factions still currently in power. After learning of the identities of the perpetrators, Adi decides to end the cycle of suffering. He confronts his brother’s killers, offering them eye exams in exchange for a recollection of their past atrocities. While unraveling the horrific story of his brother’s death, Adi discovers the numb and unnerved state of a silenced people.

- Charlie Sanders

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Sunday August 30, 2015 2:45pm - 4:30pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:00pm

Uncle Kent 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Who would ever make a sequel to Joe Swanberg’s Uncle Kent? That’s only part of the joke in this oddball, self-aware and disorientingly funny follow-up from director Todd Rohal (The Catechism Cataclysm). After his idea for Uncle Kent 2 is turned down by the sequel-averse Swanberg, lonely animator Kent Osborne heads to the San Diego Comic-Con and becomes embroiled in - what else? - an apocalyptic science fiction plot involving simulation theory, animated cats, the singularity, pop songs that just won’t leave your head, and the pitfalls of making sequels to independent films.

- Corey Craft

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 3:00pm - 4:13pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:20pm

To Be Announced (Encore)
Limited Capacity seats available


Sunday August 30, 2015 3:20pm - 4:50pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:30pm

Just do it!
Sit down with Stacey Davis, entertainment attorney and award-winning screenwriter; Steve Storm, USC School of Film and Television graduate and award-winning screenwrite; and Torry Martin, actor, author, and networking guru, to discuss the in’s and out’s of making your stories come to life and ushering your film through the production process. Panel attendees who have never submitted to Sidewalk before will receive incentives for submitting to Sidewalk 2016. If you’ve got an idea sitting on the back burner, don’t wait--just do it!


Sunday August 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

3:45pm

Brand: A Second Coming Sponsored by Masco Fabrics
Limited Capacity seats available

Not your typical celebrity profile documentary, Brand: A Second Coming, follows comedian-actor-activist-author, Russell Brand, as he develops his recent stand-up show, runs his Internet channel and increasingly dives into politics. In the film Brand is expectedly self-deprecating, but what is surprising is his consistent thoughtfulness and yet, at the same time, his frequent ability to recognize the irony of such within a privileged lifestyle, one he’s not willing to give up. Brand: A Second Coming skillfully works to figure it all out. Funny, poignant and provocative, Brand is Director Ondi Timoner’s 4th feature documentary to screen at Sidewalk.

- Rachel Morgan

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Sunday August 30, 2015 3:45pm - 5:40pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:00pm

Back to the Future Part II Sponsored by Golden Flake
Limited Capacity seats available

Flying cars? Nope. Hoverboards? Nuh-uh. Rampant 1980s nostalgia? Well, they got that one right. Compare director Robert Zemeckis’s vision of 2015 with the real thing by revisiting Back to the Future Part II. The 1989 sequel to the time-travel comedy classic finds Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveling from 1985 to 2015 to save Marty’s kids from shame and a criminal record. In doing so, they open the door for Biff Tannen to change history. Can they set the timeline right again?

- Corey Craft

Filmmakers/Artists
avatar for Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis

Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Sunday August 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:48pm
McWane Science Center 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:10pm

Sunday Doc Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Boxeadora
Dir: Meg Smaker
RT 16 min. USA
One woman defies Fidel Castro's ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory and become Cuba's first female boxer.

I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!!
Dir: Charlie Tyrell
RT 13 min. Canada
In the late 1970s, David Boswell created Reid Fleming, the World's Toughest Milkman, a comic book anti-hero and counter culture icon. Now, over 30 years later, the character is still mired in contractual limbo or development hell.

Unmappable
Dir: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma
RT 23 min. USA
A meditative portrait of Denis Wood, an iconoclastic psychographer and convicted sex offender. The film explores the events that have defined his life by pointing at ideas, thoughts, and beliefs that we usually do not think of as being mappable or explainable.

American Renaissance
Dir: Ryan Scafuro, Jarred Alterman
RT 10 min. USA
Explore the fantastic world of Elizabethan England… in a small town in upstate New York. “American Renaissance” takes you on a rollicking journey to one of the largest renaissance faires in the US.

Klan Rally in Chapel Hill 1987
Dir: Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley
RT: 4 min. USA.
A marriage of sound and photos from a Ku Klux Klan rally in Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 1987.

Father
Dir: Tresa Ponnor
RT: 10 min. Australia
A story about fathers: one physical, one spiritual. A young Vietnamese-Australian man and his father share their journeys of sacrifice, isolation and freedom.

Dockery & Son
Dir: Jack Truman
RT 13 min. USA
Real-life mother and son filmmaking team Opal Dockery and Jack Truman share an eye-opening slice of life from a day in the life at their real life thrift store in the ghost town of Milford, Missouri: population 26.

Dolphin Lover
Dir: Kareem Tabsch, Joey Daoud
RT: 15 min. USA
The true story of Malcolm Brenner and his romantic and sexual love affair with Dolly, a captive bottlenose dolphin.

Bad Boy of Bowling
Dir: Bryan Storkel
RT 19 min. USA
The past, present, and future of bowling as seen through the eyes of Pete Weber, the championship winning and self declared "bad boy of bowling."


Sunday August 30, 2015 4:10pm - 6:15pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

4:30pm

Sunday Sidewalk Shorts 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Revision
Dir: Zac Wong
RT 6 min. USA
A petty thief seeks to atone his past by returning to the house he robbed.

Waiting for Dawn
Dir: Richard Cousins
RT 15 min. United Kingdom
A young soldier and his experiences in the First World War. It highlights the hardships and horrors faced by many young men who served in the Army during that time. Based on true events.

Coeur d'Alene (Rabbits)
Dir: Merlin Camozzi
RT 15 min. USA
When her father tries to teach her a hard-edged lesson before going away to prison, 12-year old Dani must choose between submission and revolt and decide what kind of person she will become.

The Loyalist
Dir: Minji Kang
RT 19 min. USA
A North Korean general checks in on his daughter at a Swiss boarding school to test her loyalty to her motherland.

One Hitta Quitta
Dir: Ya'Ke
RT 8 min. USA
A teenage boy's addiction to Internet violence leads him to act out violently himself.

De Smet
Dir: Wim Geudens, Thomas Baerten
RT 16 min. Netherlands
The brothers De Smet created a system to live their lives as single men in the most comfortable way. When a new woman moves into a house in their street, their synergy collapses like a house of cards.

2 by 2
Dir: Ruby Drake
RT 6 min. USA
Four screens! Four stories! An old lady burns her popcorn, a lonely girl tries to flirt with the guy next door (who only has eyes for his super), and a husband cheats on his wife.

The Heart Wants What It Wants
Dir: Paavo Hanninen
RT 16 min. USA
Two former lovers attempt to re-connect.

Falling to Pieces
Dir: Chris Connolly, Vivian Connolly
RT 18 min. USA
When young widow Cassandra seeks out the recipients of her husband's organs, each meeting proves more disastrous than the last.

The Red Thunder
Dir: Alvaro Ron
RT 7 min. USA
A teenaged girl gets more than she bargained for when she steals her mother's car to go on a date.


Sunday August 30, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:00pm

For A Few Zombies More Sponsored by Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

We’re proud to premiere the ultimate southern-fried zombie apocalypse comedy you never knew you were begging for. Set ten years after Hide and Creep, a video store clerk-turned wandering gunslinger teams up with a woman with a mysterious past. Together they must fight off a gang of bandits and rescue a scientist who may have the key to ridding the world of the undead. Fueled with blood soaked comedy and action, For a Few Zombies More reigns as the cinematic love-child of John Carpenter and Hal Needham.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists
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Chuck Hartsell

I'm the co-director, co-writer, and co-star of the new film, "For a Few Zombies More," a sequel to the 2004 feature "Hide and Creep" that I also co-directed with Chance Shirley.

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Sunday August 30, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:15pm

Evolving Platforms: Episodic Content
Morgan Jon Fox, Van Hansis, and Melodie Sisk, all of indie filmmaking fame, sit down and share their experiences and do’s and don’ts for creating new episodic projects. Morgan Jon Fox was recently named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. His latest project, Feral, is an 8 episode drama based in Memphis, TN and is slated to premiere on a new Netflix-style platform called Gaius Digital in Oct 2015. Melodie Sisk and Van Hansis are fresh off production of the upcoming webseries, Miss Guidance.


Sunday August 30, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Legends Bar 230 18th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:15pm

Bloomin Mud Shuffle
Limited Capacity seats available

Director Frank Ross returns with a blue-collar comedy drama with an all-star cast. James Ransone plays Lonnie, a well-meaning house painter who has fallen into a routine of work, X-Box and functioning alcoholism. He sets himself to transform his relationship with co-worker Monica from something friendly to something more romantic, but really manages to blow it along the way. With a script that’s full of life and laughs and lots of ugly truth, Bloomin Mud Shuffle is Ross’ most accomplished work to date. The film features Alex Karpovsky, Natasha Lyonne, and Alexia Rasmussen.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:15pm

Beaver Trilogy Part IV
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1979, TV cameraman Trent Harris unexpectedly encountered Beaver, Utah native Dick Griffiths while out testing the station’s first video camera. Hungry for the spotlight, on the spot Griffiths’ improvised an eccentric character he coined “Groovin Gary”. Harris would later recreate this unusual experience in two short films, starring then unknown-actors Sean Penn and Crispin Glover. Together, these three shorts would be shown at Sundance as “The Beaver Trilogy.” But what happened to Dick Griffiths? Brad Besser's film follows the unusual and harrowing quest to find the long-lost “Groovin Gary.”

- Charlie Sanders

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 5:15pm - 6:40pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:30pm

Rosehill
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s a simple premise - a New York actress visits an old friend in Indiana to embark on a local road trip. Both women experience relationship-related stress to differing degrees, which leads to bristling between them. The film effortlessly blends genres, with partially improvised fiction, meditative interludes, and documentary-style moments. However, the truly refreshing aspect of Rosehill is that it allows for platonic sensuality between these friends while exploring need and desire in relationships. What evolves is a flowing, heartfelt story of the changing nature of friendships and partnerships as we age and evolve.

- Kate Michel

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 5:30pm - 6:50pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

5:35pm

A Special Screening of Cloudmont Sponsored by Green Again Landscaping and Davis Architects
Limited Capacity seats available

Of all of things that Alabama is known for, perhaps the last thing that comes to mind is snowy ski slopes. Yet, just about two hours north of Birmingham is the Cloudmont Ski Resort, where groups flock to enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding on its machine-made snow. Through the inclusion of remarkable archival footage, Cloudmont tells the fascinating and even tragic story of how this all came to be, and profiles the wide variety of wonderful people that make it a reality.

- Kyle McKinnon

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Sunday August 30, 2015 5:35pm - 6:33pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:30pm

Closing Night Film: Apartment Troubles Sponsored by Carrigan's Public House
Limited Capacity seats available

Starring the creative minds behind its writing and direction, Apartment Troubles follows a pair of dysfunctional roommates in their attempt to escape eviction by their reasonably frustrated Manhattan landlord. Jennifer Prediger plays Olivia, a spiritually inclined actress, alongside Jess Weixler as Nicole, a conceptual artist. When their landlord’s patience runs out and Nicole’s cat dies under mysterious circumstances, the duo decides to hit the road and visit Nicole’s wealthy aunt (played by Megan Mullally) on the opposite coast. Between reality TV try-outs, tarot card readings and shotgunning deserts the pair question the nature and future of their co-dependent friendship. Apartment Troubles is hilarious, charming, astute and not-to-be-missed.

- Hallie Tarpley & Jaxon Thomley

Filmmakers/Artists
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Jennifer Prediger

Jennifer Prediger is a New York City–based actress, writer, and director known for the films A Teacher (2013), Life of Crime (2013), and Apartment Troubles(2014)—her directorial debut with collaborator Jess Weixler. Prediger also played and wrote Ask Umbra, the "world's most trusted eco advice columnist," on Grist.org.
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Jess Weixler

Jessica "Jess" Weixler is an American actress. She is best known as the lead character Dawn O'Keefe in the comedy-horror film Teeth and the comedy The Big Bad Swim.

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Carrigan's Public House

Carrigan's Public House


Sunday August 30, 2015 6:30pm - 8:05pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

6:45pm

Shaheed and DJ Supreme
Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Sidewalk Central Stage 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35205

7:10pm

Queen of Earth
Limited Capacity seats available

Catherine is reeling from the death of her father and a breakup. She seeks solitude at the lake house of her close friend Virginia. Overcome by delusions and memories of happier times, and wary of Virginia’s relationship with a neighbor, Catherine edges closer and closer to a complete psychological breakdown. Director Alex Ross Perry, on the heels of last years critical hit Listen Up Philip, channels Roman Polanski and Ingmar Bergman in this tense paranoid thriller about poisonous codependency and modern upper-class narcissism.

- Corey Craft

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 7:10pm - 8:40pm
ASFA Black Box Theatre 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:15pm

Frame By Frame
Limited Capacity seats available

Until 2001, photography was banned in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. After the ban was lifted, a small community of photographers emerged, taking it to the streets to capture life that had been veiled for years from the outside world. Frame By Frame follows four photojournalists as they undergo enormous risks and encounter devastating circumstances in post-Taliban society. From suicide bombings to violence against women, the film expertly captures the chaos of post-war Afghanistan and the bravery of those willing to be at the front lines.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:20pm

Female Pervert
Limited Capacity seats available

Phoebe is an attractive, lonely video game designer looking for love. She struggles through relationships trying to make authentic connections. Unfortunately, her particular array of perversions tends to scare her suitors away. In an attempt to change she starts to see a therapist, joins a book club and buries her sex toys. Will she be able to suppress her eccentric urges? Or will she accept that she’s a female pervert? Sidewalk alum, Jiyoung Lee’s, second feature, Female Pervert, premiered earlier this year at the Slamdance Film Festival.

- Lisa Cordes

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 7:20pm - 8:24pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:25pm

SHOUT Closing Night Film: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Family, classmates, and church friends gather to celebrate Henry Gamble's 17th birthday with a party that rivals Mrs. Dalloway's in sexual and emotional tumult. Struggling to reconcile his conservative Christian upbringing and blossoming gay identity, Henry floats between the conflicting worldviews of his party guests. As day stretches into night and once polite small talk grows in intensity, Henry's pool party reveals its attendees' clandestine affairs and discomforts. Writer/director Stephen Cone depicts evangelical church culture with striking precision in this familiar story of suburban secrets and lies.

- Noah Cannon

Filmmakers/Artists
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Stephen Cone

Director, Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
(Writer/Producer/Director) Stephen Cone is a Chicago-based filmmaker, educator and actor. His feature film, 2011’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed The Wise Kids, which the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips called “one of the best coming-of-age pictures in a long time”, screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide, won 8 awards, including the Outfest Grand Jury Prizes for Outstanding US Feature and Outstanding... Read More →


Sunday August 30, 2015 7:25pm - 8:52pm
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:25pm

ENCORE: Alabama Doc Shorts 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Pathways: Robin's Story
Dir: Patrick Sheehan
RT 9 min. USA
This short film tells the inspiring true story of one woman's journey from prison and homelessness to a new life. 

Spearhunter
Dir: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling
RT 14 min. USA
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.

Veterans Day Reunion
Dir: Ian J. Cunningham
RT 10 min. USA
The National Veterans Day Parade began in Birmingham, Ala. Over the years, it has become so much more than a parade. 

4th Down
Dir: Kourtney Cowart, Michael Shikany
RT 12 min. USA
University of Alabama at Birmingham students, faculty, and boosters react to the termination of the UAB football program and work together for its reinstatement.

Maid in Dixie
Dir: Annelise Moreau, Rachael Hartley
RT 10 min. USA
An exploration into how some Southern women identify themselves in a culture steeped in the traditional ways of the mythical Old South.

Take Only Memories
Dir: Robert Clay, Gigi Douban
RT 10 min. USA
What goes in the attic stays in the attic. Until an army of pickers comes in and takes the family photos to the thrift shop. What happens next is a look at the strange world of people who take the memories of others into their own hands.

Stumped
Dir: Robin Berghaus
RT 10 min. USA
When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser suddenly becomes a quadrilateral amputee, he must face a world he never imagined, including his first stand-up comedy show.

"The Truth" Up and Coming
Dir: Sonya Mitchell
RT 20 min. USA
An inspiring story about a young lady named Carla Youngblood, who makes a unique transition from working in corporate America to performing comedy in America.

White Statues
Dir: Abbie Wilson, Brett Shaw
RT 9 min. USA
"White Statues" looks at the difficulties in preserving history from the antebellum time period with accuracy from all perspectives. 

10-4
Dir: Piyush Borse, Karan Jani
RT 10 min. USA
An inside look at the Birmingham Police Department as it became a national model for community policing with the changes it has made since the 1960s.

Shugs 
Dir: Mary D. Recio, Katie Howard
RT 9 min. USA
A story about the Birmingham Sugar Babies -- a group of women who found community in dance later in life.


Sunday August 30, 2015 7:25pm - 8:55pm
Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:35pm

Western
Limited Capacity seats available

Darkness descends on Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico as the violent activities of Mexican drug cartels begin to disrupt the harmony between the two small border towns. Cowboys and lawmen on both sides of the Rio Grande bear witness to the harsh, new realities of modern times infringing on their previously idyllic existence. Tensions (and fences) rise as the crossfire escalates. With their signature verité style, the Ross Brothers capture a dreamlike vision of the frontier and a story that plays out like a true Western.

- Charlie Sanders

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 7:35pm - 9:07pm
ASFA Recital Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

7:45pm

Deli Man Sponsored by Southern Jewish Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Deli Man entertainingly traces the origin of what is known as the Jewish delicatessen, a uniquely American creation that was forged by the melding of ethnic food traditions that Jewish immigrants brought from Germany and Eastern Europe. Once a prolific institution that boasted over 1500 kosher delis in NYC alone, there are now only approximately 150 eateries left in the entire country. This documentary simultaneously explores the struggle for the preservation of this dwindling food culture while celebrating the culinary tradition and community that has always surrounded the deli, all while profiling the charismatic Ziggy Gruber.

- Jennifer Freehling

Filmmakers/Artists
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Erik Anjou

Erik Greenberg Anjou is a graduate of Middlebury College (B.A. American Literature), Northwestern University (M.A. Film) and the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies (Directing Fellow). He has written, directed and produced in both the narrative and documentary arenas. His films have been distributed by Columbia TriStar, Canal Plus, Ergo Media and Seventh Art Releasing, and have played on distribution platforms... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday August 30, 2015 7:45pm - 9:15pm
ASFA Lecture Hall 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

8:30pm

Awards Show Cocktail Reception - LANYARDS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

A pre-awards ceremony reception thanking our filmmakers. Sponsored by Cantina on Wheels. Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by Back Forty Beer Company.


Sunday August 30, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:10pm

The Keeping Room
Limited Capacity seats available

A cross between a Civil War-era home invasion thriller and a female-led Western, The Keeping Room stands as one of the most powerful and exciting narratives to come out this year. Three women (two sisters and a slave), left to care for their Georgia homestead, are forced to fight for their lives as two of Sherman’s scouts go rogue and terrorize them in the still of night. Gritty yet equally poetic, The Keeping Room delivers from the beginning to the very poignant end.

- Kyle McKinnon

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 9:10pm - 10:45pm
Red Mountain Theatre Company 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:30pm

Awards Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Our festival awards ceremony--all are welcome!

Sunday August 30, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

9:35pm

The Overnight
Limited Capacity seats available

Alex and Emily are new to Los Angeles and their small son leaves little room to make adult friends. By chance, they meet another couple in the park, Kurt and Charlotte, who invite the family over for dinner. But as the night progresses, things take one bizarre turn after another, as Alex and Emily begin to suspect the other couple’s true, potentially sinister motivations. The Overnight subverts the clichés of typical swinger sex comedies and is equal parts riotously funny and unpredictable.

- Corey Craft

Filmmakers/Artists

Sunday August 30, 2015 9:35pm - 10:55pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

11:00pm

Sidewalk/SHOUT Filmmakers Midnight Breakfast - FILMMAKERS ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, no matter what time it's served! Sponsored by Rojo and Back Forty Beer Company.


Sunday August 30, 2015 11:00pm - Monday August 31, 2015 1:00am
Rojo 2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205