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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 • 10:55am - 12:30pm
Animated Shorts (National Shorts #3)

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Animated Shorts

"The Maker"

Set in a fantasy world, a strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life. The Maker explores the preciousness of our moments on earth, the short time we have with loved ones and the enjoyment of ones life’s work and purpose.

"Once It All Started It Could Not End Otherwise"

'Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise' recounts terrifying and strange happenings that descend on a 1970s high school.

"The Hunter"

A lone hunter undertakes a search for a missing boy deep in the snow covered mountains, on the journey he is forced to make decisions that will forever change his relationship with the wilderness he has always feared.

"Little Boat"

An animated short about a little boat’s journey.

"The Wheel"

This whimsical, visually imaginative tale concerns a dutiful young man, fated to maintain a large wheel that balances the entire world -- and his rebellious sister who is determined to mischievously tempt that fate.


A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike 'pas de trente-deux.'

"Live Outside the Box"

The leading character, Simon, is a workaholic without any social contact. Gradually his world becomes smaller and smaller and even at the very end, there is nothing left in his world but only his work. This severe impact finally wakes him up and now Simon has to find the right way to bring his life back before everything is too late...


Oscar is coming of age, against his better judgment. In doing so he must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but he can still feel it in the pit of his stomach. 


In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Using real-life testimonials this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss.

"It's Such A Beautiful Day" 

Bill finds himself in a hospital struggling with memory problems, in this third and final chapter to Don Hertzfeldt's EVERYTHING WILL BE OK trilogy.

Sunday August 26, 2012 10:55am - 12:30pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

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