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 • 2:40pm - 4:35pm
Dual Shorts #1

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National and Local shorts

"Wilbert & Vern"

Wilbert & Vern is the story of two life-long friends from Rural Hill, N.C. Wilbert is a blind organ player and Vern is an organic farmer for more than thirty years. The film provides a slice of their lives and explores the friendship of these unique and entertaining men.

"Speakeasy Supper Club"

Speakeasy Supper-Club explores the culinary adventures of PushStart Kitchen in Atlanta, Georgia. Started and led by chef Zach Meloy and his wife Cristina, PushStart Kitchen is a private supper club that is quickly becoming a food phenomenon in the Atlanta area.

"Cardboard Titanics: Smart People Being Stupid"

Successful people devote their day off building, rowing, and racing boats made solely of cardboard and duck tape in an insane effort to recapture the American dream.

"Woody the Redneck"

A short mockumentary about a redneck in the boonies.

"58th & 5th"

In New York City, a disabled American veteran may apply for a blue license to work as a street vendor. These licenses allow disabled veterans to work on most corners of Midtown Manhattan. This is the story of one of those corners.


ExamiNation is a short documentary film about the notorious South Korean college entrance exam, Sooneung. While introducing all sorts of incredible facts and stats about the exam, it also follows a day in the life of a student preparing for this exam. The film unveils how one exam can dictate a culture and lifestyle in a country.

"Wolf Call" 

It is 1956. The previous year, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago had gone missing in Money, Mississippi. Later, the boy's mutilated body was found in a river. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine sits down with the two men acquitted for the boy's murder, Roy Bryant Jr. and J.W. Milam, to discuss the trial. Wolf Call, the true-story crafted from public record, transports us back to this historic time.

Saturday August 25, 2012 2:40pm - 4:35pm CDT
The Venue 1612 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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