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 • 7:40pm - 9:10pm
Addicted to Fame

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In 2005 ex-Dynasty star turned movie producer, John James, and self-taught low budget filmmaker David Giancola joined forces to produce the comedy-sci-fi B-movie Illegal Aliens. In what Giancola initially thought might be a stroke of genius, he cast Anna Nicole Smith and Joanie Laurer (of WWF Chyna fame) in lead roles. Giancola and James had no idea what they were getting themselves into…. from extreme tardiness to strange antics on set and what seemed to be a compulsion to forget her lines, Anna Nicole was nothing short of a disaster. And just when the filmmakers thought it couldn’t get worse…

Giancola spent three years editing never-before seen footage to create Addicted to Fame, the hilarious, outrageous, and ultimately tragic true story of the making of Anna Nicole Smith’s last film and of a filmmaker's seduction into moral blindness in the glare of the media spotlight.


Sunday August 26, 2012 7:40pm - 9:10pm CDT
The Venue 1612 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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