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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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Sunday, August 26 • 2:25pm - 3:50pm
Tales of the Night

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From internationally renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot, Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables, each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.  Ocelot extends his earlier shadow puppet style and combines it with black-silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns. The animated film is whimsical, stunningly ornate and perfectly charming. In an age when Pixar and DreamWorks titles are intensely prolific, the timeless and beautiful magic of Ocelot’s classically approached Tales of the Night is a refreshing change. 


Screening with the short film "Dream Cleaners."

Meet Artie and Rex, professional Dream Cleaners. A night out on the job takes a turn south when Rex goofs off and causes their Dream Cleaning truck to malfunction. Now the dreams of their target, a young kid, start spilling into reality. 

Sunday August 26, 2012 2:25pm - 3:50pm
McWane Center 200 19th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203

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