Jul 11, 2024

ANNOUNCING: Fest Opening Night Film “Exhibiting Forgiveness” with Alabama’s André Holland in Attendance

We're thrilled to announce the Opening Night Film for The 26th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank: Exhibiting Forgiveness with director Titus Kaphar and star/Bessemer-native André Holland (Moonlight, Selma)...

Jun 28, 2024

Black Lens Spotlight Night Film Announced + 5 More Black Lens Titles at the 26th Sidewalk Fest

We are thrilled to announce this year's Sidewalk Film Festival Black Lens Spotlight Night title, The South Got Something to Say, as well as five additional new Black Lens titles!...

Jun 14, 2024

ONE DAY ONLY – Ti West XXX Triple Feature

Over the July 4th holiday weekend, Sidewalk is celebrating director Ti West and MaXXXine, the conclusion of his iconic new slasher trilogy. Did you know Sidewalk and Ti West go...

Jun 01, 2024

Happy Pride! Six LGBTQ+ Centric Films at the 26th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

We are proud to bring you an additional six titles for the 26th Sidewalk Film Festival (August 19 - 25)! All are films that explore issues and situations involving the gay,...

May 25, 2024

Announcing Our 2024 Salsa Showdown Winners!

Announcing the winners of The 13th Annual Salsa Showdown! 🌶   SALSA Audience choice: Tarez Kitchen Juror choice: Pablo's Mexican Restaurant   QUESO Audience choice: Pablo's Mexican Restaurant Juror choice:...

May 01, 2024

Ladies First! Six Women-Led Films at the 26th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival + VIP & Weekend Passes Now On Sale!

We are extremely excited to bring you our first six titles for the 26th Sidewalk Film Festival! All are female-directed, female-led and female focused!  Every year, we screen thousands of...

Mar 27, 2024

Announcing 2024 Alabama Film Week Titles

Alabama might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about filmmaking, but the craft is alive and well in the deep south. The Alabama Film...

Feb 29, 2024

Sidewalk’s 2024 Staff Picks Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Casey Engelbrecht has served as Director of Operations at the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema/Sidewalk Film Festival since 2021. In this role, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring...

Feb 23, 2024

Sidewalk’s 2024 Staff Picks Series: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Our 2024 Staff Picks series continues next month with a sci-fi cult favorite, picked by Box Office Associate, Richard O'Brien. Here’s what they had to say about their pick: “Directed...

Feb 22, 2024

More Black Lens Film Week Highlights

This blog post is by Black Lens Programmer, Patrick Johnson. Good people of Birmingham and beyond, Sidewalk’s Black Lens Film Week has returned for 2024! A true celebration of Black...

August 19-25, 2024

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