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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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Sunday, August 25 • 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Alabama Doc Shorts 2 LIMITED

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1. World Fair

Director: Amanda Murray

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

In 1939, on the heels of the Great Depression, millions of people traveled to a former ash dump in Queens, New York, to catch a fleeting glimpse of a better future. WORLD FAIR is a short documentary that weaves together the stories of former fairgoers, now in their eighties and nineties, with archival Kodachrome footage, transporting viewers to the futuristic and hopeful realm of the 1939 New York World's Fair.

2. Mr. Todd's Fancy

Directors: T.J. Burks and Bill Chitwood

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

Historical documentary about Miss Fancy, 'The Queen of the Avondale Zoo' from 1913 to 1934; and her handler, Mr. John Todd. Miss Fancy was the first animal in the Avondale Zoo, precursor to the Birmingham Zoo. Miss Fancy and Mr. Todd are remembered for their love of alcohol and misbehavior. Interviews with local historians as well as locals who remember Miss Fancy are woven into a delightful, short documentary piece about a Birmingham legend.

3. Eddie Kirkland: Born With It

Directors: Joe DiMaggio

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

Musician Eddie Kirkland was born 'With It' - the Blues that is. Eddie was a uniquely versatile blues player that influenced many. As Eddie Kirkland put it - 'my father jumped on my mother and she came up with me.' I was born in Jamaica when my mom was 12 years old.' Eddie told me he was 'Born with It.'

 4. Walk A Mile

Director: Marlon Pinder

Country of Origin: Trinidad and Tobago

Genre: Documentary Short

Danny Frasier never let being born with fetal alcohol syndrome or the loss of his legs slow him down. He taught himself to walk on his hands and entertains crowds as an Elvis tribute artist.

5. Part of the Change

Director: Ezra Millstein

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

In April 2012, a group of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War traveled with Habitat for Humanity to the Mekong Delta. Over two weeks, the veterans healed decades-old wounds of war while building houses and hope in partnership with Vietnamese families. This film follows Vic Romback from memories of his Air Force deployment through his return to Vietnam, the construction of three Habitat for Humanity homes, and a moving tribute to soldiers laid to rest in a Vietnamese National Cemetery.

6. What it means to know

Director: Mary Hodgin

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

In 'What it means to know,' four sisters reflect upon receiving the results from a genetic test.

7. Special Hot Dog

Director: Jamison Braly

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

What is the secret ingredient for nearly 100 years of success in the restaurant business? Chris' Hot Dogs, the oldest restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama, has more secrets than just their chili sauce. See why people come from all over the country to taste this timeless classic, while getting a taste of southern culture and history at no extra charge.

8. Portraits


Director: William Mason

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

Birmingham Artist, Riley Scruggs paints realistic black and white portraits. He doesn't sell his work. He gives it away. His talent lies is in the exact details. To make a living Scruggs works as a t-shirt printer practicing and honing his artistic talent mixing colors. This short documentary is a small look into the life of the modern day artist.

9. Tasia & the Cheese Revolution

Director: Becky Beamer

Country of Origin: USA

Genre: Documentary Short

Tasia Malakasis is the unexpected hero spearheading Alabama's cheese revolution with her versatile goat cheese - Belle Chevre. Both Tasia and her cheese are 'sexy, skinny, and smart'.

Sunday August 25, 2013 1:15pm - 3:15pm
ASFA Black Box 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL ‎

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