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Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs. 

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Saturday, August 26 • 12:50pm - 2:26pm
Documentary Shorts: Interesting Folk

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Documentary Shorts: Interesting Folk
90 minutes

omi & opa; an ode to grandparents
- Sam Vinal, Justin Kohlber
- USA
- 6 min
A grandson takes a look at his grandparents' daily routine in their quaint San Diego trailer park.

Still Sophie
- Caroline Knight
- USA
- 7 min
Four and a half years ago, doctors told Sophia Salveson that she may never walk again, may never talk again...may never perform again. They were wrong.

Richard Twice
- Matthew Salton
- USA
- 10.5 min
Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo "Richard Twice," was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all.

Frogman
- Tyler Trumbo
- USA
- 16 min
A boy discovers that his father's larger-than-life stories carry more truth than the family ever imagined.

Let Mama Rest
- Craig Jackson
- USA
- 8.5 min
The story of one Alabama man's fight for his wife's right to rest in peace

Winter's Watch
- Brian Bolster
- USA
- 14 min
Meet Alexandra du Steiguer, the off-season keeper of Oceanic Hotel. During the dark season, she braves the winter weather and embraces the island solitude.

A Good Blinder
- Mike Grundmann, Shaun Wright
- USA
- 27 min
75-year-old Dan Bowman lost his sight at age 12 and went on to become a piano tuner and craftsman of fine furniture. He still has all 10 fingers, a lively wit, and a theologically trained mind that makes for profound reflection.

Saturday, August 26th
12:50 PM
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theater
Admission included with VIP, Weekend, and Saturday Day Passes. Premium Single Tickets also available.
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