Sidewalk Film Festival announces exciting lineup + sneak peak event, July 19-20

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Start popping your popcorn—we have exciting news. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

The beloved Birmingham tradition celebrating all that is wonderful in cinema has big news and we know all the details. Keep reading to learn about this year’s Sidewalk Film Festival lineup and two sneak peak events tonight and tomorrow night, July 19-20.

Two nights to get ready for this annual event

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Pumped up for this 24th annual Birmingham tradition. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Join Sidewalk Film Festival tonight, July 19, and tomorrow night, July 20, for their sneak peak event. These two nights will include a showing of the trailers and free popcorn and Cahaba Brew Co. beer and wine.

This year’s incredible lineup

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We can’t wait to watch these films on the big screen. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Are you curious about what movies will be played at this year’s Sidewalk Film Festival? Here are the movies and directors that we know of so far:

  • “Mija” | Isabel Castro
  • “The Automat” | Lisa Hurwitz
  • “A Walk With Joey” | Dana Lynn Falletta and J. Neil Bloomer
  • “The Sun Rises in the East” | Tayo Giwa
  • “The Thief Collector” | Allison Otto
  • “Peace in the Valley” | Tyler Riggs
  • “Funny Pages” | Owen Kline
  • “The Integrity of Joseph Chambers” | Robert Machoian
  • “Good Girl Jane” | Sarah Elizabeth Mintz
  • “God’s Creatures” | Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer
  • “Jasmine” | Jo Rochelle
  • “Pretty Problems” | Kestrin Pantera
  • “Three Minutes—A Lengthening” | Bianca Stigter
  • “Body Parts” | Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
  • “Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids” | Andrew Jenks
  • “All Man: The International Male Story” | Bryan Darling & Jesse Finley Reed
  • “Cat Daddies” | Mye Hoang

Hold on, there are more exciting announcements coming soon. We already know many of the classic films, short films and documentaries that we can snack on popcorn to, but there’ll be more announced this Thursday, July 21.

Birmingham, mark your calendars for Sidewalk Film Festival

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No better time to explore our city’s theatre district. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

No matter if you’re a movie buff or just like to watch a good film, Sidewalk Film Festival is a Birmingham end-of-the-summer tradition that you don’t want to miss. This celebration of cinema is an interactive experience that allows movie enthusiasts to watch films and attend roundtables and panels.

What film are you most excited to watch? Tag us @bhamnow on Facebook + Instagram to let us know!

Reviewed by Callie Puryear.

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