Sep 01, 2020

Announcing our 2020 Sidewalk Film Festival at the Drive-in Award Winners!

We can't believe the festival is over - in this unsettling year, we are so grateful for the chance to bring the best in indie film to Birmingham in person...

Aug 21, 2020

Rachel’s Drive-In Rec’s

What a year... Despite all the obstacles and changes, we’re super happy about where the Sidewalk 2020 line-up has landed. Beyond that, I’m so incredibly proud of the work that...

Aug 20, 2020

Online Filmmaker Q & As just announced!

We're excited to be partnering with some of our accepted filmmakers to host some live streamed online Q & As on Sidewalk's Facebook page, in addition to hosting an online...

Jul 15, 2020

22nd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival Moves to Drive-In at Grand River

Birmingham’s annual film festival historically held in the downtown Theatre District will transition to the outdoor location of The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard in Leeds due to the...

Jun 26, 2020

Sidewalk’s Pride Month Picks

It’s Pride month and many events have been canceled or postponed, but PRIDE is not canceled, so why not celebrate by watching a few stellar LGBTQ films! Sidewalk programmers have...

Jun 19, 2020

Sidewalk’s Father’s Day Picks

DAD MOVIES It’s Father’s Day - Sidewalk programmers put together a list of suggested films to watch with your dad, help celebrate your dad, remember your dad, or perhaps just...

May 07, 2020

Mother’s Day Picks

It's almost Mother's Day! Looking for a movie to watch with your mom (in person or virtually) or want to celebrate your mom or being a mom (or the opposite!)?...

May 04, 2020

National Programmers Film Recommendations

We asked several film programmers across the country to share a couple of films that have helped them through this particularly difficult era or another tough time in their lives....

Apr 17, 2020

Our Programmer’s Picks: Alabama Films

To add to your quarantine viewing agenda: from tiny indies to mammoth blockbusters, check out this diverse list of films shot in Alabama (partially or in entirety). INTERPLANETARY (2008) Narrative Directed...

Apr 03, 2020

No Close Encounters of Any Kind Membership Drive

Seriously, not of any kind. Though we can't sit shoulder to shoulder in the cinema and watch a film right now, we can still support one another and indie filmmakers...