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March 2017
$10

Scramble 2017 Screening

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Carver Theatre, 1631 4th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The grand finale of Sidewalk Scramble 2017, Sidewalk's 48-hour filmmaking competition! Join us at The Carver Theatre to see all of the completed films from the competition weekend and find out who's going home with over $3,000 in cash and prizes. Doors open at 6:00pm, presentation begins at 7:00pm. Venue: Carver Theatre 1631 4th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 Best Film Jury Prize: $1,000 cash Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Strike a Pose

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Al’s on Seventh, 2627 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. Our March ScreenTalk selection is STRIKE A POSE, a new documentary following seven dancers from Madonna's controversial Blond Ambition World Tour. The film chronicles the dancers' rise to fame as unexpected gay icons in the height of the AIDS crisis and their subsequent journey after the tour. Picking up with the men 25 years later, STRIKE A POSE explores the question: What does it take to express…

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April 2017
Free

Salon: FERAL Screening and Q&A

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Our April Salon will feature a screening of acclaimed web series Feral with a Q&A following with filmmaker (and Sidewalk alum) Morgan Jon Fox. Join us at Rojo Birmingham on Tuesday, April 4th for this special event! About Morgan Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, Morgan Jon Fox is a Memphis-based filmmaker/producer who has won over 20 best of festival awards around the world. As a director, Fox has become known for getting…

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Free

CANCELLED: Episodic Storytelling Workshop with Morgan Jon Fox

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254 United States
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This workshop has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Join us for a workshop focusing on episodic storytelling with filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox! Part of Sidewalk's year-round Technology & Technique Workshops series. Morgan Jon Fox has built a career in film through telling small, personal Southern stories. In this workshop, he’ll talk about how he first began making films, and how this evolved over 15 years to his most recent Episodic project, Feral. He’ll breakdown the very unorthodox manner in…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Obit

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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OBIT Directed by Vanessa Gould 90 minutes, USA How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history. Panel following featuring Jeff Burson (blogger at Final Taxi), Dr. Clay Carey and Dr. Julie Williams from Samford University, and Dr. Jennifer Greer…

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May 2017
Free

Salon: Announcing Film Birmingham

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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For our May Salon, Sidewalk will welcome special guest Buddy Palmer of Create Birmingham to discuss the new Film Birmingham program. Film Birmingham, a division of Create Birmingham, will serve as a local film office for the greater Birmingham region. The primary goal of Film Birmingham will be to attract new commercial, television, and feature film projects to the Birmingham area as a strategy for workforce and economic development. Join us for this special sneak peek at what's on the horizon for…

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$5 - $10

May ScreenTalk: Kedi

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. Kedi Directed by Ceyda Torun 80 minutes, Turkey Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people's lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to…

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$10 - $15

7th Annual Salsa Showdown Presented by Alagasco

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35222 United States
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Join us on May 27th for the 7th Annual Salsa Showdown Presented by Alagasco, a tasty fundraiser benefiting Sidewalk Film Festival! We'll have salsa, guac, queso, and specialty dip tastings from restaurants across Alabama. Plus activities for all ages - live entertainment, kids' activities, piñata smashes, and a hot pepper eating contest. Saturday, May 27th 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM $10 in advance, $15 at the door Ticket required for children over 5.

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June 2017
Free

Salon: Adapting for the Screen

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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For our June Salon, screenwriting guru Dan Goforth will lead a workshop on adapting for the screen from various mediums. Dan is an award-winning screenwriter and columnist for Script Magazine. His work spans genre and source material, from historical biographies to sci-fi graphic novels. Dan won the Sidewrite screenwriting competition at Sidewalk in 2010. Bring a friend to Rojo Birmingham for this FREE event! About Salon Sidewalk Salon is a FREE monthly networking and educational event aimed at film makers…

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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Night School

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. Night School Directed by Andrew Cohn 85 minutes, USA Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low…

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