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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 • 5:40pm - 7:10pm
Downeast (with "Light Plate")

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Sidewalk alums Ashley Sabin and David Redmon (Mardis Gras: Made In China, Kamp Katrina, and Intimidad) return with a fearlessly intimate look at a business in a struggling economy.

Downeast is an experiential story that unfolds over the course of a year-and-a-half in the small lobster village of Gouldsboro, Maine. Shortly after the closing of the United States’ last sardine cannery, entrepreneur Antonio Bussone purchases the plant, hoping to re-build a lobster processing facility and rehire laid-off workers. Antonio's troubles begin immediately as local politicians with personal agendas oppose his vision of rebuilding the factory. Undeterred, Antonio is determined to build and operate one of the first lobster processing factories in the U.S.

In true Sabin-Redmon fashion, Downeast skillfully approaches a global issue from an intimate microcosm lens, all the while beautifully capturing the culture and landscape of the Maine coastline. 

Check out the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/30034686

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Playing with the short film "Light Plate."

 



Sunday August 26, 2012 5:40pm - 7:10pm
The Venue 1612 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (16)