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May 2017

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

Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions

August 22 - August 27
$30 - $285

The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions will take place August 22-27, 2017. For festival information, click here. VIP and Weekend Passes now on sale. Click here to buy festival passes! One of MovieMaker Magazine's Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World two years in a row (2014, 2015), Sidewalk features 250+ films, parties, and educational events in 12 venues in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district.

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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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Sidewalk + Arc Stories present Projections: A Live Storytelling Event

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre, 1800 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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$15

Sidewalk Film Festival and Arc Stories are excited to announce Projections: A Live Storytelling Event (For Adults), an inspiring evening of storytelling taking place during Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions. In this special Saturday evening event at the beautiful newly renovated Lyric Fine Arts Theatre, some of the region’s finest storytellers—and a few sensational special guests from the film industry—take the stage to weave their true tales, delivered with the unique, personal touch that only live storytelling can provide. An…

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September 2017

ScreenTalk: Kevyn Aucoin Beauty & the Beast in Me

September 19 @ 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. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty & the Beast in Me Directed by Lori Kaye 90 minutes, USA This extraordinary film documents renowned celebrity makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, who fought his way from rural Louisiana to become the most sought after makeup artist of his time. At the heart of the documentary is an abundance of never before seen archival footage of some of the most iconic moments in fashion…

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October 2017

Salon: Filmmaker Programs at the Sidewalk Cinema

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Join Sidewalk at Rojo Birmingham for our October Salon! Help us plan for the new Sidewalk Cinema by sharing your opinions, wants and desires for filmmaker educational programs, networking opportunities, competitions etc.. We want to hear from you about how we can best support local filmmakers at all stages of their careers when we open our new permanent home - The Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema. About Salon Sidewalk Salon is a FREE monthly networking and educational event aimed at…

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