We’re excited to announce the first four films of the 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival sponsored by Regions Bank.

More titles will be released each week, until the full schedule announcement at the Festival Sneak Peek, Monday, July 22 at Saturn.

17 Blocks

Director: Davy Rothbart

Documentary

In 1999, nine-year-old Emmanuel Durant and his family began filming their daily lives in America’s most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol. They’ve been filming ever since. Spanning two decades, 17 BLOCKS illuminates a nation’s ongoing crisis through one family’s raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.

The Nightingale

Director: Jennifer Kent
Narrative
Director Jennifer Kent’s follow up to The Babadook. Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

You Don’t Nomi

Director: Jeffrey McHale

Documentary

Released in 1995, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was met by critics and audiences with near universal derision. You Don’t Nomi traces the film’s redemptive journey from notorious flop to cult classic, and maybe even masterpiece.

Sword Of Trust

Director: Lynn Shelton

Narrative

Shot in Birmingham, Alabama, Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.

August 22-28, 2022

Sidewalk Film Festival

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