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 • 8:45pm - 10:05pm
Sidewalk Central FREE Outdoor Screening - Re:Generation Music Project (with "Magic City Dreams")

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Re:Generation Music Project follows DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate, and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of the world’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

One of the most interesting elements of the documentary is watching artists like Pretty Lights attempt to explain to legends like Ralph Stanley that he should approach the track like Burl Ives. Aside from the aforementioned musicians, Re:Generation features Martha Reeves, LeeAnn Rimes, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, and all three remaining members of  The Doors .

So, grab a drink and join us in Sidewalk Central for this free special presentation of Re:Generation.

Check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/iLlxvrXURoo

Now screening with the short film "Magic City Dreams." 

A look into the rise, fall, and return of the electronic music scene in Birmingham, Alabama. Following local DJs and promoters, take an in-depth look into just what is electronic dance music and how Birmingham's scene has grown from a few passionate individuals to a movement that expands multiple generations of electronic music enthusiasts.

Saturday August 25, 2012 8:45pm - 10:05pm CDT
Sidewalk Central 4th Ave N & 18th St

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