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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 • 4:30pm - 5:55pm
The Whale

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The Whale tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale, an orca, nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and turned up alone in a narrow stretch of sea in a place called Nootka Sound. Orcas are social and live with their families all their lives. An orca who gets separated usually just fades away and dies. Luna was alone, but he didn’t fade away. There weren’t any familiar orcas in Nootka Sound, but there were people, in boats and on the shore. So he started trying to make contact. And people welcomed him. Most of them.

Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, the eye-opening documentary The Whale explores the true nature of friendship and celebrates the life of a smart, lovable, determined, transcendent being from the other world of the sea.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrrVDQEz5L0

Sunday August 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:55pm
McWane Center 200 19th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203

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