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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 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Shorts Extravaganza (National Shorts #1)

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Shorts Extravaganza!

"Crossing"

In 1960s Georgia, a black teenager defies the rules of segregation and his conservative father when he walks through the front door of his white employer's home.

"The Bed Bug Thing"

Stacy's ex-boyfriend gave her bed bugs and now she's starting her life over. Will her possibly irrational fear of the creepy-crawly things keep her from finding her next love? Or will she risk bugs for love?

"Doubles With Slight Pepper"

In rural Trinidad, Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles (Trinidad's quintessential street food). When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father's life despite their strained relationship.

"I Am John Wayne"

A lyrical portrait of 'Taco', a young urban cowboy struggling with the death of his best friend.

"Advantage Weinberg"

Sophomore Philip Weinberg orchestrates a series of unbelievable 'coincidences' to grab the attention of an older girl. Enlisting a ragtag group of accomplices, Philip goes to incredible lengths to create the perfect first impression. As his plans unfold, they become more grandiose and elaborate - but will his house of cards remain standing? 

"The Plain" 

Inspired by real events, A Chjana (The Plain) tells the story of Ayiva, a young migrant worker who seeks to reunite with his best friend in the wake of the most significant race riot in Italian history.



Saturday August 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Red Mountain Theatre 301 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (25)