Every February we celebrate Black History Month—a time to reflect, celebrate and honor the achievements of African Americans. What was originally “Negro History Week,” turned into a month-long celebration of Black history because DUH! Black is beautiful, courageous, inspiring and so many other adjectives that I don’t have room to list. Before I start bragging about my heritage, here’s how you can observe the month in Birmingham and around Alabama.Continue reading “How to celebrate Black History Month in Birmingham + surrounding cities”
This is a match made in heaven and a big coup for the Magic City.Continue reading “Sidewalk chosen to host Sundance Film Festival as a satellite site”
This year’s Sidewalk Film Festival looks a bit different. To allow for social distancing, the festival is being held at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds. I went earlier this week and learned a few things I might do differently when I head back this weekend. Here are 3 things to know before heading to the festival tonight or tomorrow.Continue reading “3 things to know before going to Sidewalk Film Festival this weekend. Use BHAMNOW15 for 15% off tix”
Here is a little known fact. Over the past few years, the state of Alabama has become a “hub” for some of the best environmental filmmaking in the southeast and nation.Continue reading “8 environmental short films coming to Sidewalk Film Festival on August 27”
UPDATE 2/4: All roles for extras have currently been filled. If you’d like to reach out about another project, feel free to use the same contact information provided.
If you’ve never made it on the big screen, now is your chance! A Birmingham film is on the hunt for extras to be in a party scene on February 8. Find out more about “Garden of the Gods,” a movie produced by a local Birmingham production company.Continue reading “Update: Extras needed for Birmingham film, “Garden of the Gods””
The Pizitz is one of my favorite places in Birmingham. It’s amazing how much there is to do inside one historic building. You can live and work, enjoy great food and drinks in The Pizitz Food Hall, indulge in some shopping and even see a movie at the newly opened Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema. Pick a film and get your tickets.Continue reading “3 things you may not know about Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema at The Pizitz (GIVEAWAY)”
I’m embarrassed to admit that since I came back to Birmingham in 2004, I’ve actually only been to Sidewalk once, and for just a little snippet. That’s about to change this Friday night, though, with a trip to Opening Night.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to the most, plus how you, too, can join in the Sidewalk Festival fun. Bonus! You can save on your ticket by using super secret code: BhamNow15Continue reading “The 2019 Sidewalk Film Festival is here. 5 reasons opening night is gonna rock. Use code:BhamNow15”
The 21st annual Sidewalk Film Festival kicks off in Birmingham on August 19. Three local Birmingham filmmakers told us about their films and the festival at large. Get your popcorn and applause ready! Here’s what to watch for.Continue reading “3 Birmingham filmmakers on their upcoming screenings at Sidewalk Film Festival Aug. 19 – 25th. Use discount code BHAMNOW15!”
Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival is back August 19-25 for its 21st annual festival. Here’s your guide to venues and films playing all weekend long. Tickets available now!
Sidewalk Film Festival showcases the work of more than 250 filmmakers and welcomes over 15,000 film lovers to Birmingham annually. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk
Here’s an overview of where and what will be live on the big screen throughout the event:Continue reading “The ultimate venue guide to Birmingham’s 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival. Use ticket discount code BHAMNOW15!”
Bham Now loves Sidewalk Film Festival. We know you do too. But they need a new home. Let’s help Sidewalk reach their funding goal for the brand new Sidewalk Cinema by the end of July so you can enjoy Birmingham’s only independent film center in the heart of Birmingham’s Theatre District ASAP. Keep reading to see photos of their progress so far and to find out how you can get involved.Continue reading “Photos: Help Birmingham’s new Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema open by the end of July—Here’s how.”
We’ve got big news for the independent film scene in Alabama! Thanks to $200,000 in support from the Jefferson County Commission, filmmakers and filmgoers alike will be able to enjoy the new Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center coming to the Pizitz building in downtown Birmingham. Continue reading “You should see the plans for Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center to be built in Birmingham’s Theatre District”
Memorial Day Weekend is just days away. To make it fun and exciting, here are seven events happening around Birmingham that you won’t want to miss!
Since 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk. MAKE MOVIE MAGIC, a campaign to fund the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema is well underway to create a permanent home for this innovative and important piece of Birmingham’s cultural puzzle.
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I found way too much to go out and experience this week! So I’ll use this opening paragraph to plug a short film in Sidewalk that I couldn’t write a whole article on (because it had next to no connections with Birmingham, not because it didn’t deserve a whole article): Pavels Gummenikovs’ “Just Go” feels like Baby Driver minus the Hollywood corporatization. Trust me, watch it! I should also probably mention the mayoral election happening today (not Wednesday!), make sure you vote there if you’re eligible.