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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.

We Lived the Blues
Directed by Evan Kidd, 16 min
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, both Smokehouse & Mamie fell in love with the sights and sounds of Louisiana blues. And not long after, each other. Fast forward to August 2016, and we find Smokehouse and Miss Mamie Porter in a fight for survival as Baton Rouge and the greater community they’ve built around swamp blues falls prey to rising flood waters. This is Smokehouse and Mamie’s story of survival and what truly comes after the flood as seen through each other’s eyes.

While I Yet Live
Directed by Maris Curran, 15 min
Five acclaimed African-American quilters from Gee’s Bend, Ala., talk about love, religion and the fight for civil rights as they continue the tradition of quilting that originally brought them together.

Directed by Clifford Miu, 5 min
Centenarian is a partly-animated short documentary about a 104 year old Canadian Chinese man who discusses his current thoughts with his visiting granddaughter after his last friend recently passed away.

Bacon and God’s Wrath
Directed by Sol Friedman, 8 min
A 90 year old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

Death Metal Grandma
Directed by Leah Galant, 13 min
Ninety-five-year-old Holocaust survivor Inge Ginsberg attempts to break out as a death metal singer by entering America’s Got Talent.

August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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