We’re proud to announce that White Tide: The Legend of Culebradirected by Theo Lovewill open our 20th Annual Festival, on Friday, August 24 at the beautiful Alabama Theatre. White Tide tells the larger-than-life story of a desperate Florida family man who goes on a wild treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine. The fast-paced, stylish, fun, and poignant rollercoaster ride of a documentary is the perfect kickoff to Birmingham’s best weekend of the year. Director Theo Love is a Sidewalk Film Festival alum and Producer Bryan Storkel, a regular attendee since 2007, has screened 6 films at Sidewalk. The filmmakers and subjects are scheduled to attend. 

Tickets for the Opening Night Film and After Party will be available for sale July 1, with a starting price of $30.

In addition to Opening Night, we are excited to  announce the first feature film selections for our 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival. Screening dates, times and venues for these three films are not known at this time. That information, along with premium single tickets, will be available July 24th when we announce our full Festival schedule.

Support the Girls

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Narrative / Run Time: 90 Minutes / USA
Starring: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, James Le Gros

The general manager at a highway-side ”sports bar with curves” has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

If I Leave Here Tomorrow:
A Film About Lynyrd Skynard

Director: Stephen Kijak
Documentary / Run Time: 95 Minutes / USA

The authorized documentary explores the music and backstory of the legendary American band.


Directors: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Narrative / Run Time: 113 Minutes / USA
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and David Zellner

It’s the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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