Film & Panel: On the Basis of Sex, biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Film Screening: On the Basis of Sex (PG-13)Inspired by the true story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Co-hosted by Homewood Public Library

2:30 pm: Refreshments 3:00 pm Film screening

A panel discussion featuring some of Birmingham’s most prominent legal experts will lead a panel discussion after the film. Geared for middle school-aged girls and up and parents to attend together.

On the Basis of Sex is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. Full description here, https://www.focusfeatures.com/on-the-basis-of-sex/about

Thanks to our Gold Sponsor, Sirote & Permutt

Romantic Comedies Film Screening

For the ones that indulge in romantic comedies, half of the appeal is understanding how much attracted and simplistic the romance will be; therefore what should the leads meet while tasting cheese in a Farmers Market, or stealing one another’s cab? It is superbly serendipitous, and ideal inspiration for a bolt into the airport an hour and twenty five minutes in. All of it makes for a watch, and enables a narrative that follows the romantic comedy route to laugh about the planet.The actual take-away from LAFilm is that molds are made to be broken, and that if we seem a bit nearer, possibly our lifetimes are more perfect than we believed. It’s some mild language and adult themes, but is very good for a girl’s night in.

3 things to know about being an extra in the movie ‘Embattled’ that’s filming in Birmingham, including how you can do it, too

Birmingham resident Kristina O’Quinn shakes hands with Stephen Dorff, who is starring in the film. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn

Want to know what it’s like to be an extra in a film, including how to audition? Here are the details from a Birmingham local who spent two days on the set of “Embattled”.

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Special Effects Makeup Workshop

Learn the basics of silicone special effects makeup just in time for Halloween with seasoned makeup artist Somica Spratley! This workshop is all ages. Participants will get to take home a lifecast of their own thumb.

$25 individuals
$40 for couples
$10 silicone add on (optional – just if you want to practice at home)

ScreenTalk: Bad Reputation

Join us for a special presentation of Magnolia Pictures’ BAD REPUTATION, a documentary about legendary rocker Joan Jett featuring never-before-seen footage, ahead of its wider theatrical release. We’ll have Seasick Records doing a DJ set and selling some vinyl at the event. As always with Screentalk screenings, a panel discussion will follow the film. Tickets are $12 ahead of time, $15 at the door. VIP packages are available with reserved table, 2 drink tickets, and 2 tickets to the film for $60. This month’s ScreenTalk will be hosted at Iron City instead of Carrigan’s, our usual venue. We will be back at Carrigan’s for next month’s ScreenTalk!

Sidewalk Film Festival Opening Night: White Tide

We’re proud to announce that White Tide: The Legend of Culebradirected by Theo Lovewill open our 20th Annual Festival, on Friday, August 24 at the beautiful Alabama Theatre. White Tide tells the larger-than-life story of a desperate Florida family man who goes on a wild treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine. The fast-paced, stylish, fun, and poignant rollercoaster ride of a documentary is the perfect kickoff to Birmingham’s best weekend of the year. Director Theo Love is a Sidewalk Film Festival alum and Producer Bryan Storkel, a regular attendee since 2007, has screened 6 films at Sidewalk. The filmmakers and subjects are scheduled to attend.

5 things to know about Sidewalk Film Festival on August 20-26, including ‘White Tide: The Legend of Culebra’. Sign up for the Bham Now newsletter to win FREE tickets!

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A big lineup of indie films, lots of parties and all those moviegoers ready for their closeups. Photo by Joseph De Sciose via Sidewalk Film Festival

So many films! So many events! Our very own Sidewalk Film Festival celebrates 20 years, and it’s all happening August 20-26 in different venues around Birmingham. Get your tickets now.

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Birmingham native, Henrietta Boggs, becomes star of ‘First Lady of the Revolution’ documentary film

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Henrietta MacGuire. Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College.

“First Lady of the Revolution”, a documentary film featuring Birmingham native, Henrietta Boggs, will soon be premiered by Spark Media, Inc. Are you ready for the Revolution? Continue reading “Birmingham native, Henrietta Boggs, becomes star of ‘First Lady of the Revolution’ documentary film”

Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film

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Alan Hunter wearing a silly hat
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Nearly 19 years ago, Alan Hunter co-founded Sidewalk Film Fest.  It’s fitting: all his life has been dedicated to entertainment, from his time as one of MTV’s original video jockeys to his work in Sidewalk to his current job at Sirius XM’s 80’s on 8 channel.  We asked Alan to look back on his time coordinating the festival over the years, and to look forward to this year’s festival.  Take a trip with us! Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film”

Birmingham to get its own film office, thanks to Create Birmingham

The Alabama Theatre is only one spot in Birmingham that provides a picturesque background – via trueclassics.net

Alabama is known across the country as the birthplace of the civil rights movement, and as a largely rural, poor state. The film industry, however, knows Alabama as the second most diverse ecosystem in the United States. While the state itself hosts a film office, Create Birmingham is promoting our city and the surrounding areas through its own film office. Continue reading “Birmingham to get its own film office, thanks to Create Birmingham”

#Environmental Film Series, Thursday, Sept. 8th, Altamont School

If you are interested in learning more about some of the top environmental issues in Alabama now, then you must check out the Southern Exposure Film Festival this Thursday evening, 7pm at the Altamont School.  Oh, and it’s free!

Film topics include waste water, state parks, landfills, efficient energy for low income households, the Cahaba River and the importance of oysters, (other than being delicious!).

Six talented, emerging film makers, from various parts of the U.S., spent 6 weeks of their summer here in Alabama, thanks to a fellowship provided by Southern Exposure.  The film makers will present to talk about their films and share their summer experience in Alabama.

More on the Films.  Altamont School location.