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 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Booster (with "Crosshairs")

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When Simon's brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of copycat crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted. Caught between loyalty to his family and his own will, Simon is forced to examine his life.

Shot on location in Boston, director Matt Ruskin does an incredible job of capturing the tone and landscape of this unique part of the U.S.. On an indie budget, Ruskin is skillfully able to pull off what Ben Affleck spends millions to achieve with much less success. Perhaps the most impressive element of Booster is the performances, especially considering that the cast is made up of non-actors. The striking newcomers are familiar with the world depicted in the film and it translates. Booster is an authentic, meditative film that takes the crime-thriller genre in a welcomed new direction.

Check out the trailer here: http://boosterfilm.com/trailer.html

Screening with the short film "Crosshairs"
Directed by Mike Hoath
NAR Short | Australia | 12 min.

Beau and Jamie, two brothers from a rural West Australian town, are caught poaching a lamb from a neighbouring property. When Beau refuses to go quietly, his younger brother becomes a pawn in a violent showdown.  


Sunday August 26, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

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