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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 • 1:40pm - 3:10pm
American Man (with "Never Got A Dime")

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In 2010, former University of Alabama football fullback and NFL player, Kevin Turner, was diagnosed with the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). At around the same time, scientists began to believe that the concussions of contact sports were to blame for many brain traumas. Turner was left to wonder whether in worshipping football, and preaching its glory to his kids, he had prayed to a false god. In the decade since he retired, he lost his job, his savings, and his marriage. With a final burst of ambition, Turner invested his tarnished reputation in a charitable enterprise that he hopes will sound the alarm about concussive sports and teach a football-loving nation to protect future generations.

Directed by Jon Frankel from HBO Real Sports, American Man is an important must-see, especially for sports fans and parents of sports-loving kids.

Catch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/39458228

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Screening with the short film "Never Got A Dime"
Directed by Shelby Hadden
DOC Short | USA | 14 min.

A former manager at Goodyear in Gadsden, Alabama, fights for pay equality after facing pay discrimination for nineteen years.

 

 


Saturday August 25, 2012 1:40pm - 3:10pm
Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (26)