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 • 2:15pm - 3:35pm

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Framed by interviews with a neighbor, a medical examiner, and a police detective, Jeff examines the 1991 Milwaukee summer arrest of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The hybrid documentary’s detailed interviews are woven between archival footage and quasi-Errol Morris style fictionalized scenes depicting Dahmer’s oddly mundane existence. This combination quietly builds the pieces of a disturbing story in a manner that allows for contemplation but, smartly, does not propose explanation. Director Chris James Thompson was inspired to make the film, in part, because he felt that Dahmer’s story was told differently inside Milwaukee that it was outside of the city; Jeff is his worthy effort to inform such. The quietly haunting film thoughtfully recounts the tale of one of the countries most monstrous criminals while also sharply illustrating the setting in which the story takes place. 


Saturday August 25, 2012 2:15pm - 3:35pm CDT
Alabama School of Fine Arts 1800 Rev Abraham Woods, Jr, Blvd Birmingham, AL 35203-2203

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