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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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Saturday, August 25 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tchoupitoulas (with "AL 116")

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It's been too long since the Ross Brothers brought us 45365, a film that lyrically documented the life of a small Ohio town over the course of a year. With Tchoupitoulas, they boldly capture the expansive dynamics of New Orleans all within one very long night. The film follows three young brothers (with a comical lack of adult supervision) as they venture to explore the nightlife in and around the French Quarter. What was supposed to be a regular evening out gets complicated when they miss the last ferry home.  Stranded, they continue through town and meet with all walks of life: drunks, evangelists, lunatics, and street musicians. This colorful window into the world leads them to ponder what kind of people they'll grow up to be. Brilliantly shot and assembled, Tchoupitoulas is a poetic sensory experience not to be missed.

Be sure to check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCRD0wbbZqw

Screening with the short film "AL 116."



Saturday August 25, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (72)