The 14th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 24-26, 2012. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.
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Saturday, August 25 • 6:15pm - 7:25pm
Eating Alabama (with "A Dying Breed") / screening sponsored by Freshfully

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On the heels of discovering that the majority of our food travels over a thousand miles from the farm to the dinner table, filmmaker, University of Alabama Professor of Documentary Film, and Tuscaloosa resident, Andy Grace, embarks upon a quest to eat only local foods for one full year. Along with friends, Joe and Sara, and his wife, Rashmi, Grace soon realizes that his quest to eat locally and seasonally in a state once known for farming is about more than just food, health and responsibility--it is also deeply entwined in community, lifestyle and heritage.

Eating Alabama has a life outside of the film and has an accompanying blog, headed by Grace, that pre-dates the documentary, as well as multiple offshoot projects such as the Druid City Garden Project run by Rashmi. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South, and sustainability, Eating Alabama is a story about why food matters. Sidewalk is proud to host the statewide premiere of the introspective yet enlightening documentary.

To watch the trailer, click here: http://vimeo.com/35904848


Screening with the short film "A Dying Breed"

As poultry growers face increasing pressure from all sides, two farmers discuss how much everything has changed.


Saturday August 25, 2012 6:15pm - 7:25pm CDT
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

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