Sidewalk 2017 lineup revealed!

A total 266 films across multiple genres are set to highlight the 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank, August 22nd–27th in downtown Birmingham.

“This is a phenomenal lineup for our attendees, and—coupled with our accompanying events throughout the weekend—will prove to be the strongest festival to date,” said Chloe Cook, executive director of Sidewalk Film Festival.

Read all about this year’s selected films on our online schedule, and be sure to buy your passes for Sidewalk 2017 before prices increase on August 1st!

Click here for the 2017 schedule           Click here to buy festival passes

Opening Night Film, STEP

STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. The film earned high acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Closing Night Film, My Friend Dahmer

Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man, the monster – and the high school senior.

Narrative

The Other Kids
Most Beautiful Island
Thirst Street
Sundowners
Are We Not Cats
Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks
A Feast Of Man
The Toxic Avenger
Neighborhood Food Drive
Big Bear
Infinity Baby
Inheritance
Mustang Island
Shut Up Anthony
And Then I Go
Song of Sway Lake
Lemon
Lucky
The Astrologer
The Strange Ones
Dayveon
Blame
Golden Exits
A Ghost Story
Like Me
The Atoning
Young and Innocent
Into The Who Knows
The Nobodies
The Weight
Menashe
Tinker
Youth Silent Film Festival Feature with American Theatre Organ Society
Freaky Friday (1976)

Documentary

All The Rage
Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time
The Road Movie
Rat Film
Forever ‘B’
42 Grams
Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story
Bang! The Bert Berns Story
Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table
The Cage Fighter
The New Radical
Quest
Hanzi
Liberation Day
The Reagan Show
Whose Streets?
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
Last of the Longneck
44 Pages
Jungletown
A Life In Waves

SHOUT LGBTQ Features

Princess Cyd
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now
Tormenting the Hen
Alabama Bound
After Louie
The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson
Beach Rats (Closing Night)
A Very Sordid Wedding
Cherry Pop
Queercore
Axolotl Overkill

SHORTS

Saturday Alabama Shorts

The Heist
Rocket City Shakedown
Double Jump
Since Feeling is First
Asteria
Hartley
Know This
Texas Cotton
On Time

Sunday Alabama Shorts

Olde E
Haygood Eats
Lightning Run
Turtle
IBBUR
Two by 4
Arrived
Hunted
Alien Invasion USA
Top Shelf
Beavis
Lex Talionis

Shorts: Deep Thoughts

Joy Ride
End of Earth
Nick’s Van
Cul-De-Sac
Innards
The End of Decay
Supot

SHOUT Shorts

Make It Up
Call Your Father
Cecil and Carl
Sisak
What About Shelley
Sis
Cock N’ Bull 2
Huevos Rancheros
Imago

Alabama Documentary Shorts

Johnny’s Greek and Three
Bullet Hands
Community of the Cards
Rolling through the Hoops
Firehouse
Visionland
Gardens of Red Dust
52%
Okra Project
Wrastlin
Gifts from the Good Land

Documentary Shorts: Conservation

Alabama: From the Mountains to the Coast
Birmingham to the Gulf
Gardeners of the Forest
Naturally Selected
My Garden, No Longer
Waste Not Want Not
The Underwater Forest

Shorts: The Lighter Side

Postcards
Alternative Math
Unpresidented
The Day Before
Shy Guys
The Privates
Gloria Talks Funny

Shorts: Relationships

Rekindled
August
Troll
Hold On
Da Capo
Nobody Likes You
Mutt
Love is a Sting

Shorts: Drama, Drama, Drama

Runner
Mariner
Birthday Cake
Shilo
Fry Day
Game
Real Artists

International Shorts

A Share of Share
A Whole World for a Little World
La femme et le TGV
Balcony
Solitude
Outside
Just go!

Documentary Shorts

The Collection
All the Leaves are Brown
Slingers
Unmoving Derelict
Deaners
Balloonfest
Isis Hair Salon
Caviar Dreams
Remembering Davey Allison
Gut Hack

Documentary Shorts: Interesting Folk

omi & opa; an ode to grandparents
Still Sophie
Richard Twice
Frogman
Let Mama Rest
Winter’s Watch
A Good Blinder

Shorts: A Touch of Magic

The Witching Hour
Caw
Icarus
Interior Teresa
Limbo

Episodic

Daughters
Becca on Call
The Beginning and Ending of Everything
Bug Spoon
Hooked

Life & Liberty Shorts

On the Backs of the People
Lead the Parade
I Am Anthony
First to Go: Story of the Katakoa Family
Voices from Kaw Thoo Lei
The Gathering

Animated Shorts

Unsatisfying
Trial & Error
The Snow Girl
Rabbit Blood
Catherine
Bosatsu – Year of the Dragon
There’s Too Many of These Crows
Ascribed Achievements
Wishing Box
Cour de récré (Playground)
Evocation of a Nightmare
Second to None
Green Light

Music Videos

“Ain’t Going Nowhere” by Kais
“Time Stops” by Starbenders
“Caskets” by Stoned Cobra
“Try a Little Tenderness” by Alice Tan Ridley
“Second Hand Lovers” by Oren Lavie
“Someone to Love” by Gabriel Tajeu
“Can You Decide” by Jon Kenzie
“Overcame the Sun” by Cloudy Busey
“Sounds Like” by C.A.m
“Rave On” by Holy Youth
“Celia Johnson” by Winterpills
“Comes a Moment” by Jonathan Cavier
“Mountains” by mac/glidden
“Plastic Flowers” by HaHaHa Productions
“Mortar & Pestle” by Raquel Lily
“Everybody” by Don Broco
“Clutchin” by Hirt Town
“Viva Adore” by Cavalen
“Arcadian” by Symbion Project

Kids Shorts: Little Ones

Cowgirl Up
Half Pint
CORKY
How to Fly – The Treasure in the Sky
Nosh: Bite-Size Adventures

Kids Shorts

Jesszilla
All the Marbles
Lemonade Mafia
Voice of Grace
Nothing Grows Her

After Dark Shorts

The Call of Charlie
Eulogilia
It Sucks to be Me
Kookie
Déjà Vu Deluge
Teeth
Don’t Ever Change
Night Digging

Shorts: Absurd

Applying the Condom
Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf
Meet the Pop Whores
Snowy Bing Bongs

Teen Shorts (PG)

A Baker’s Dozen
Puget Sound
Damsels in Distress
Treasure
For Isabelle
From Dogs to Wolves
Full Tank
Tangerines
The Mobsters
The Fish and The Frog

Teen Shorts (Adult Content)

A Showcase for Max
The Racket
Annie
Hunted
Jouska
Mirror
The Case
OverLove
Goldfish

Kids Shorts Starring Kids

Blaze Ninja and Darkshot
In the Weeds
When The Phantom Strikes
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