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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Drama [clear filter]
Saturday, August 29

3:30pm CDT

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


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

8:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Sunday, August 30

6:30pm CDT

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

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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 "worl... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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Carrigan's Public House

Carrigan's Public House

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