Les Misérables (2019) 

Les Misérables (2019)

Directed by Ladj Ly
Rated R / Narrative / 1 hours 44 minutes

Sidewalk is proud to spotlight director Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables. The film won the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and is the French entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. This film is screening as part of our Black Lens spotlight program, highlighting the work of black filmmakers from around the world.

A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

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.

THE BAD BOY OF BOWLING

PRODUCED BY: Daniel Junge & Amy Storkel
DIRECTED BY: Bryan Storkel
Runtime: 18 min
Synopsis:
Pete Weber is the self-declared “bad boy of bowling” and first rock star of the sport. As one USA Today writer put it, “He’s the greatest show in bowling. Or, depending on how you judge him, he’s a giant black eye on a sport constantly searching for respect.”
This ESPN ’30 For 30′ Short Documentary tells the story of the past, present and future of bowling through the eyes of it’s most colorful and controversial character, Pete Weber and his relationship with his father Dick Weber, one of the pioneers of the sport.

BETTY FEEDS THE ANIMALS
Runtime: 9 min
Director: James P. Gannon
Synopsis:
Betty loves animals, she loves them so much that everyday she puts 30 bowls of food outside of her home to feed them. She feeds skunks, raccoons, cats, foxes and the occasional opossum. This is her story.

THE COLLECTION
Runtime: 12 min
Director: Adam Roffman
Two people stumble upon the mother lode of movie memorabilia in the most unexpected of places.

I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP
Runtime: 13 min
Synopsis:
In 1977, David Boswell created the comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. More than 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. Narrated by Jonathan Demme.