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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 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Unfit: Ward vs. Ward

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Who is more fit to raise a child:  a convicted killer or a lesbian? According to one judge in Florida, the convicted killer. Unfit: Ward Vs. Ward follows the true story of Mary Ward, who lost custody of her eleven-year-old daughter because she was a lesbian. The judge decided that the father was a more fit parent even though he had served nine-years in prison for murdering his first wife, had no idea what grade his daughter was in or what school she attended, and had only spent four consecutive days with his daughter in the previous five-years. No one could have imagined the firestorm that would ensue and the tragic consequences the judge’s decision would have in the lives of everyone involved. In the tradition of ‘too incredible to believe’ documentaries like Dear Zachary comes one of the most infuriating real-life stories you’re likely to see anywhere.

Screening with the short film "Sepulte the Buried."

Sunday August 26, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Venue 1612 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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