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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 • 7:30pm - 8:52pm
Rat Film

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Rat Film
Directed by Theo Anthony
USA, Documentary, 82 minutes

In his debut documentary, Rat Film, Baltimore native Theo Anthony use his hometown’s most pervasive pest, the Norway rat, to demonstrate the impact of zoning laws on the city’s wealth distribution. On the map and in the gutter. Told through Anthony’s natural process of discovery, this fascinating film unfolds organically, presenting many different sides to the story. A dizzying edit and squirming subject matter contrast with the droll, computer-modulated narration. Warning: Graphic imagery of rat deaths.

Saturday, August 26th
7:30 PM
First Church Birmingham
Admission included with VIP, Weekend, and Saturday Day Passes. Premium Single Tickets also available.
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Saturday August 26, 2017 7:30pm - 8:52pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203