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 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Duke & The King

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There's danger in meeting your hero... especially if your hero becomes your boss, and your boss is the King of Rock & Roll. Musician Duke Bardwell learned that the hard way. Part documentary and part concert film, Duke & The King tells the story of former TCB band member Bardwell, one of the great-unheralded talents in American music. Focusing in part on Duke's relationship with Elvis Presley, the film is a cautionary tale about hero worship and the trappings of fame. Bardwell's story also demonstrates what happens when the right words and music come together to alter destiny and, in doing so, offer a shot at redemption.

The film features appearances by Kenny Loggins, Casey Kelly, 'Big Luther' Kent, Dread Clampitt, Leon Medica, Franko 'Washboard' Jackson and more. Many of the performances that punctuate the documentary were recorded at Birmingham’s WorkPlay Theater.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te1KmLOw9i0

Saturday August 25, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Hill Arts Center 1811 3rd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

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