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
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.
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.
$40 for couples
$10 silicone add on (optional – just if you want to practice at home)
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!
We’re proud to announce that White Tide: The Legend of Culebra, directed by Theo Love, will 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.
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.