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Lunch Break Shorts (FREE)

This engaging, free, weekly program sponsored by Synovus offers Birmingham’s workforce and residents the opportunity to see a wide variety of short films in a more relaxed theatrical setting over their lunch break. Bring your lunch or grab a snack at our concessions stand and enjoy the program! *Outside drinks of any kind are not allowed.

1. Deep South Cancer Fighters

dir. Jenny Mackenzie, 27 min

In Eutaw AL, poverty, few medical resources, and low education levels contribute to cancer health disparities. Additionally, internalized fear and shame around cancer has compounded the issue. In response, a group of women have joined together to help close the racial disparities gap by providing access to life saving cancer screenings.

2. Murder in Mobile

dir. Adam Fischer & Benjamin Bertsch, 23 min

In 1948, in Mobile, Alabama, a black man named Rayfield Davis was beaten to death by a white man who was not prosecuted. The crime was forgotten until 2012 when a Northeastern law student was assigned to investigate – culminating in a shocking conclusion. Murder in Mobile is a film about race, murder, and one family’s search for the truth 70 years later.

3. n.t. 11 11 31

dir. Katharine Buckley & Summer Upchurch, 10 min

In 2007, three local Montgomery boys vandalized the Confederate Memorial on the state capitol grounds by spray-painting the faces and hands of soldiers black. The act of vandalism reveals underlying issues of racial inequality, a questionable portrayal of southern history, and the difficulty people find in sustaining a dialogue about race in the South.

August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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