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 • 3:15pm - 4:25pm
deepsouth / screening sponsored by Brian Pettie Eyecare

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In some parts of the South HIV prevalence is comparable to that in sub-Saharan Africa. deepsouth is a poetic and grounding exploration into the lives of those affected by HIV in the Southern United States. After 30 years, the global epidemic has overshadowed the fight at home. Facing a broken health system and a culture of denial, Southerners must create their own solutions to survive.

deepsouth follows Josh, a young, black gay man trying to escape his past and the heavy judgment of the Mississippi Delta; two best friends, Monica and Tammy, and their DIY community preparing for an annual HIV retreat in rural Louisiana; and Birmingham activist, Kathie Hiers, who spends countless hours on the road fighting for equitable resources. Intermixed in these story lines are several mini-stories that reveal broader social and political themes across the rural South.

Check out the trailer here: http://deepsouthfilm.com/71395

Saturday August 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:25pm CDT
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

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