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Welcome to the 15th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, we are so glad you are here and hope this interactive schedule makes it easy for you to navigate this year’s event. Read on for all the details about the 2013 line-up of films, panels, and parties. Plus, you can learn about our special guests, sponsors and more. 

*Please note that specifics about each SHORTS are available by viewing the decription for a selected Shorts Block.  
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Saturday, August 24 • 6:20pm - 8:00pm
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1. Overpass Light Brigade

Director: Dusan Harminc

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Shorts

'Overpass Light Brigade' is a short film that tells the story behind Wisconsin's Holders of the Lights using innovative time-lapse photography and interviews with founding members and other activists. The film showcases OLB's simple, beautiful approach to performance art and action that beckons any who want to creatively join public discourse and voice concerns an elitist political system clamors to quiet.

2. Die Like An Egyptian

Director: Matt Mamula

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Shorts

After a life long infatuation of Egyptian culture, 90 year old Fred Guentert tells the story of how he built his own Egyptian coffin, a dream he's had since he was 8 years old.

3. Horseman

Director: Tara Anderson

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Shorts

'Horseman' is a portrait of a solitary man eking out a living in the insular world of thoroughbred horse racing. A meditation on age and loneliness, Horseman portrays the simple dignity of a vanishing way of life.

4. Gold Party

Director: Nellie Kluz

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Shorts

Gold is a commodity that thrives in uncertain economic climates, and rising gold prices over the past few years have created a boom industry around precious metal scrap. Watching gold scrap dealers at work, this documentary provides a window into one small corner of a global economic market.

5. A Man Without Words

Director: Zack Godshall

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

Ildefonso grew up without any language. Born deaf to hearing parents who never exposed him to signing, he had no shared language and had no idea what language was. Adapted from Susan Schaller's non-fiction account of introducing Ildefonso to language, the short film A MAN WITHOUT WORDS tells the story of his journey to language by bringing Ildefonso and Susan back to the classroom where they met, where he learned that he and everything has a name, and she learned what it is to be human.

6. The Straight and Narrow

Director: Hunter Holt and Heath Kinzer

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

A conservative Christian mother contemplates her beliefs and relationship with her son, months following his coming out.

 7. Canary in the Coal Mine

Director: Max Allman

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

In the middle of the coal mining mecca of Southern West Virginia, the Richardson family turns away from coal in order to focus on the family farm.

8. Turkey Man

Director: Becky Beamer

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving - it's my life.

9. We Will Live Again

Director: Myles Kane, Josh Koury

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

We Will Live Again is a look at the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. The film follows Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of this 'mom and pop style' warehouse, as they maintain the 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. The Institute and the Cryonics Movement were founded by Robert Ettinger, who in his nineties has long retired from running the faculty, but still lives nearby, self-publishing books on cryonics, awaiting the end of this life and eagerly anticipating his next.

Saturday August 24, 2013 6:20pm - 8:00pm
ASFA Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL ‎

Attendees (20)