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Pre-sales for Sidewalk Opening Night 2017 have ended, and we are no longer selling Opening Night Passes and Weekend Passes. We are still selling VIP Passes, Saturday and Sunday Day Passes, and Premium Single Tickets for individual screenings. Lineup for Opening Night starts at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 25th, and doors open at 6:30 PM. VIP Pass holders must be inside the Alabama Theatre or in line by 7:30 PM to guarantee your seat. We will begin selling standby tickets at that time. Any pass holders not in line will have to get at the end of the standby line (though they won't have to buy a second ticket if they reach the front).

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April 2017

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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Free

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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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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$5 - $10

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

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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Free

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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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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$5 - $10

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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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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$10 - $15

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

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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Free

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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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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$5 - $10

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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July 2017

Salon: Cinematography Roundtable

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Free

Join Sidewalk at Rojo Birmingham for our July Salon! This month's guests are local directors of photography David Brower and Joe Walker, who will take part in a roundtable discussion about their craft and share tips for microbudget productions to make the most of their cinematography. About Salon Sidewalk Salon is a FREE monthly networking and educational event aimed at film makers and film fans alike. Join us the 1st Tuesday of each month to meet new people, learn something new and enjoy complimentary chips,…

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ScreenTalk: Hanzi

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk is a monthly documentary and discussion screening series designed to stimulate conversation. Hanzi Directed by Mu-Ming Tsai 60 minutes, Taiwan HANZI is a documentary exploring international design, visual culture and identity through the lens of modern Chinese typography. The film explores subjects such as “How does language shape identity? What role does handwriting play in the digital age?” Collaborating with filmmakers from various countries, Hanzi includes interviews from ShaoLan, creator of Chineasy, renowned font designer Kobayashi Akira from Japan, veteran…

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August 2017

ScreenTalk: Sidewalk 2017 Short Film Preview

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrigan’s Public House, 2430 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$5 - $10

ScreenTalk: Shorts Preview Join us for a preview screening of 8 short films from this year’s Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions weekend. You’ll be the first to watch full music videos, family films, comedies, documentaries, narratives, local films, and animated content from this year's lineup! Included in the evening: “Time Stops” by Starbenders “Half Pint” by Katie Rogers "Shy Guys" by Fredric Lehne “Turtle” by Alan Moore “Let Mama Rest” by Craig Johnson “On Time” by Xavier Neal-Burgin "Second…

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