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Monday, August 24
 

11:00am CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Jason O'Brien and Jubal John Dalzell
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Jason O'Brien (filmmaker behind Met My Baby (Down at the Record Store)) and Jubal John Dalzell (musician behind the song) - happening Monday, August 24th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Monday August 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Online

8:00pm CDT

Banksy Most Wanted (2020)
Banksy Most Wanted (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Seamus Haley, Laurent Richard, Aurélia Rouvier
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Part of our Opening Night Extravaganza
Monday, August 24th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: Banksy is a household name, but behind this name hides a multitude of stories, artworks, stunts, political statements and identities, leading to one of the art world's biggest unanswered questions- who is Banksy?


Speakers
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Monday August 24, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

First Cow (2019)
First Cow (2019)
Rated PG-13
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Part of our Opening Night Extravaganza
Monday, August 24th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

First Cow is sponsored by Fig Street Marketing. Opening Night is sponsored by Kinetic.




Monday August 24, 2020 8:00pm - 10:02pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Narrative Shorts #1
Narrative Shorts #1
Not Rated
Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
Part of our Opening Night Extravaganza
Monday, August 24th at 8:00pm

Master Maggie
Narrative Short
22 Minutes
Dir. Matthew Bonifacio
USA
A celebrity acting coach is interrupted by an unknown actor begging for her help for a TV audition.

Public Lot
Narrative Short
5 Minutes
Dir. Chris Beier
USA
A man witnesses something he shouldn't.

His & Herzog
Narrative Short - Alabama
12 Minutes
Dir. Gates Bradley
USA
They say the key to any lasting relationship is communication, but what do you do when your spouse speaks only in the voice of eccentric German filmmaker Werner Herzog?

Karaoke Machine In 1991
Narrative Short - Alabama
2.5 Minutes
Dir. Paw Paw Charles
USA
A karaoke machine on December 23, 1991.

POWER
Narrative Short - Student
12 Minutes
Dir. Chris Foito
USA
A mother tries to reconnect with her son across memories, missed calls, modern distractions, and the distance of neglected relationships.

American Dream
Narrative Short - Black Lens
19 Minutes
Dirs. Nicolas Polixene, Sylvain Loubet dit Gajol
France
Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for black people in France, Mickael has been living in the United States for the past 5 years. Proud of his success, he invites his little brother to Chicago to convince him to try his luck here.

Evie’s Elements
Narrative Short - Alabama, 2020 Quarantine Scramble Jury Winner
4 Minutes
Dir. Mike Hayhurst
USA
Evie’s Youtube channel has great tips for any (evil) stepmom. Tune in for her special cocktail recipe!

The Pursuit
Narrative Short - Alabama, Student, Scramble
1.5 Minutes
Dir. Sam Thigpen
USA
A young man about to go on a date is in pursuit of his keys he accidentally locked in his house.

After The Show
Narrative Episodic
8 Minutes
Dir. Joel Fendelman, Sandra Bertalanffy
USA
A digital docu-fiction series about performers and what happens after the show.

Queen
Narrative Short - Alabama, Quarantine Scramble
2.5 Minutes
Dir. Lily Siegel
USA
Where’s the knife?

Affliction
Narrative Short
6 Minutes
Dir. Christina Raia
USA
Two coworkers contemplate the aftermath of an encounter.

The Summer I Came of Age
Narrative Short - Alabama, Silly Scramble
5 Minutes
Dir. Fletcher Ash
USA
A young man goes on a quest to finally blossom on the last day of summer.

Lake of Happiness
Narrative Short
29 Minutes
Dir. Aliaksei Paluyan
Germany/Belarus/Spain
In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, Jasja, a 9-year-old girl, has to deal with her mother‘s death. Her father decides to send her to an orphanage, but one day she runs away to go back home.

Sponsors


Monday August 24, 2020 8:00pm - 10:09pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Shorts, Narrative

8:00pm CDT

Double Feature: Teen Wolf (1985) / Teen Witch (1989)
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

TEEN WOLF (1985)/ TEEN WITCH (1989) double feature!

TEEN WOLF, Starts at 8pm -
Run TIme 91 Minutes,
Rated PG,
Dir. Rob Daniel
Synopsis: An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

TEEN WITCH, Starts at 10pm -
Run Time 90 Minutes,
Rated PG-13,
Dir. Dorian Walker
Synopsis: High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?



Monday August 24, 2020 8:00pm - Tuesday August 25, 2020 12:15am CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:00pm CDT

The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019)
The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019)
Rated R
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Part of our Opening Night Extravaganza
Monday, August 24th at 10:00pm

Synopsis: A special preview screening of THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY - Hired to steal a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control. Starring Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger, Donald Sutherland, and Claes Bang.



Monday August 24, 2020 10:00pm - 11:40pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:30pm CDT

The Donut King (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Alice Gu
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Monday, August 24th at 10:30pm

Synopsis: The rise, fall, and rise again of a Cambodian refugee who escaped genocide and overcame poverty to build a life for himself and hundreds of other immigrant families by baking America’s favorite pastry and building an unlikely empire of donut shops.

Sponsors


Monday August 24, 2020 10:30pm - Tuesday August 25, 2020 12:00am CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary
 
Tuesday, August 25
 

11:00am CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A w/ Clint Till (Hangry)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Clint Till (Hangry) - happening Tuesday, August 25th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Tuesday August 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Online

8:00pm CDT

SHE DIES TOMORROW (2020)
Directed by Amy Seimetz
Rated R
Run time 1 hour 24 minutes
Narrative Feature

A woman's conviction that she will die tomorrow spreads like a contagion through a town.

This film is sponsored by Brandino Brass Company.



Tuesday August 25, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Double Feature: After Selma (2020) / Finding the Cornerstone: The Wallace A. Rayfield Story (2020)
AFTER SELMA & FINDING THE CORNERSTONE, a Black Lens Double Feature.

AFTER SELMA
Directed by Loki Mulholland
Run Time: 46 Minutes
Synopsis: In 1965, six hundred brave citizens marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the right to vote. Since that iconic moment, and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, a concerted campaign to suppress voting rights in America has continued.

FINDING THE CORNERSTONE: The Wallace A. Rayfield Story
Directed by Dwight Cameron
Run Time 58 Minutes
Synopsis: This film tells the story of two men, separated by race, education and time, but united by happenstance.

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Tuesday August 25, 2020 8:00pm - 9:46pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary

8:00pm CDT

Documentary Shorts #1
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

The Pink House
Documentary Short - Alabama
22 Minutes
Dir. Kenzie Greer
USA
A story about Homewood, Alabama’s infamous “pink house”, a place for artist mentorship and community development that impacted the lives of many.

Full Circle: The Ballad of Rodney & Roscoe
Documentary Short - Alabama, Black Lens
15 Minutes
Dir. Tyler Jones
USA
Two BBQ family legacies come together in Birmingham, Al as Roscoe Hall and Rodney Scott forge a new path to bring whole hog cooking to the world.

Feed The Need
Documentary Short - Alabama, Black Lens
7 Minutes
Dir. Lauren Musgrove
USA
Welcome to Drexell & Honeybee's in Brewton, Alabama - a restaurant with no menu, no prices and no staff.

Dough
Documentary Short - Alabama
4 Minutes
Dir. Stacy Elaine Dacheux
USA
A woman draws from a history of mothers while making dough and baking.

Wishes
Documentary Short - SHOUT
5.5 Minutes
Dir. Amy Jenkins
USA
The secret yearnings of a child for an alternate identity are traced through a decade of birthday wishes filmed by their mother.

Silences
Documentary Short - Black Lens
32 Minutes
Dir. Nolan Knight
USA
Adia Victoria seeks to reclaim the blues as protest music. Along the way, Adia builds a tight-knit community of like-minded musicians, artists, poets, entrepreneurs and family.

Hobson City: From Peril to Promise
Documentary Short - Alabama, Black Lens
27.5 Minutes
Dir. Theo M. Moore II
USA
The inspiring and historic community of Hobson City, Alabama tells their story of being the first city in Alabama to be entirely governed by African Americans and traces the town's journey through reconstruction, the civil rights movement, and modern day times.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Kenzie Greer (The Pink House and Into the Black) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Sponsors

Tuesday August 25, 2020 8:00pm - 9:53pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Shorts, Documentary

8:00pm CDT

SHOUT Shorts
SHOUT Shorts
Not Rated
Run Time: 2 hours 15mins
Tuesday, August 25th at 8:00pm

Thank you to AIDS Alabama for being our SHOUT Title Sponsor this year!

We
SHOUT short - Narrative
14 Minutes
Dir. Brandon Winters
USA
A codependent couple wakes up one morning physically conjoined, forcing them to face issues in their relationship.

Bliss is Orange
SHOUT short - Narrative
6 Minutes
Dir. Jenna Kanell
USA
When the chip implanted in her wrist lights up green, Claire discovers that someone nearby is the love of her life.

A Short Story About The Life of Elise
SHOUT short - Narrative, Alabama
3 Minutes
Dir. Annie Funderburk
USA
This French language short film is narrated by Elise as she describes her life from childhood to high school.

The Family Album
SHOUT short - Narrative
20 Minutes
Dir. Anthony Chapman
USA
A teenage home health care worker in the deep south forms a special bond with her first client, a trans man in the final months of his life.

House Down
SHOUT short - Narrative, Alabama
13.5 Minutes
Dir. Savannah Colbert
USA
"House Down" focuses on Jasmine, a drag queen, and her budding relationship with Dave, the new guy in town. Jasmine thinks she has finally found someone who accepts her for who she is, or so she thinks. But what will happen when she is faced with a less than ideal situation? 

Irresistible 
SHOUT short - Narrative, Alabama
4.5 Minutes
Dir. Sarah Gambles
USA
A woman meets a flirty shoplifter while waiting for a blind date.

Vote Neil
SHOUT short - Documentary, Alabama
18.5 Minutes
Dir. Honora Talbott
USA
Two gay Marines in Birmingham, Alabama battle their hardest mission: Election Week 2018. Neil is a first time politician running for State House. Mike is his fiancé and campaign manager searching for purpose. An intimate portrait about politics, the Southern LGBTQ experience, and one incredible love story

Making Samatha
SHOUT short - Documentary, Music Video
10 minutes
Dir. T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper
USA
“I Am Samantha," by singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer, was inspired by his friend, Samantha Williams. The music video stars 27 trans actors telling the story of the universal human journey to find identity, acceptance and love.

Happytime Social Club
SHOUT short - Documentary
4.5 Minutes
Dir. Dave Rodden-Shortt
Canada
Joseph R. Selsey’s belongings were discovered in a shoebox by a dumpster in 2015, and the contents give us a rare glimpse into life as a gay man in Vancouver in the 1950s

The Reminder
SHOUT short - Documentary, Alabama
7 minutes
Dir. Connor Lyons
USA
A memoir dedicated to the filmmaker’s late mother

That Was Ray
SHOUT short - Documentary
17.5 Minutes
Dir. Jordan Gorman, Brenten Brandenburg, and Kaustubh Singh
USA
"That Was Ray" chronicles the life of Reverend Raymond “Ray” Broshears, who was at the forefront of the San Francisco gay rights movement in the late 60s to mid-70s. While he preached peace and acceptance, he also founded a militant group, “The Lavender Panthers”, which curbed hate crimes with the threat of violence. 

Tender
SHOUT short - Narrative, Black Lens
15 Minutes
Dir. Felicia Pride
USA

After two women in different stages of their lives have an unexpected one night stand, they share an even more intimate morning after.

Sponsors


Tuesday August 25, 2020 8:00pm - 10:15pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Shorts
  • SPOTLIGHT SHOUT
  • RUN TIME 2hr 15mins

10:15pm CDT

NARRATIVE SHORTS #2
NARRATIVE SHORTS #2
Not Rated
Run time 1 hour 36 minutes

The Priest
Narrative Short
17 Minutes
Dir. Michael Vukadinovich
USA
In a lonely desert town a suicidal priest (Patton Oswalt) makes a decision that kicks into motion a series of strange events leading him to an unexpected discovery.

Requiem
Narrative Short - Alabama
7 Minutes
Dir. Melanie Jeffcoat
USA
A mother and her daughter grapple with the consequences of abuse and codependency.

Everything’s Fine
Narrative Short
12.5 Minutes
Dir. Danny Rhodes
USA
A new mother suffering from postpartum OCD is plagued by intrusive thoughts and vivid images of harming her baby.

The Shakes
Narrative Short - Alabama, Student
8 Minutes
Dir. Caleb Butler
USA
After the loss of her husband, an older woman learns to adapt to life on her own.

Doodle
Narrative Short - Alabama
23 Minutes
Dir. A.F. Madison
USA
After finding a red pencil stuck into an old oak tree, Margo returns home to her everyday life of drawing. Mysterious events begin to unfold and Margo must confront the reality of what has transpired.

CROCODILE
Narrative Short - SHOUT
5 Minutes
Dir. Jorge Yudice
Spain
Like every afternoon, Alicia prepares a cup of tea and watches her favorite youtube channel: VictorGaming. This time, however, Alicia has something to say to Victor.

The Shillelaghian
Narrative Short - Alabama
13.5 Minutes
Dir. Whitney Hamilton
USA
A comedic political take on Martin Scorcese's "The Irishman"

You Look Like A Flower
Narrative Short - Alabama, Scramble
5 Minutes
Dir. Blake Hudson, Liz Dial
USA
Things get awkward when two members of a video interview recognize each other from years past. 

String of Deaths
Narrative Short - Alabama, Scramble
5 Minutes
Dir. Jeremiah fanning
USA
A group of friends scour a house to find a murderer.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Melanie Jeffcoat (Requiem) - happening Sunday, August 23rd at 6 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!


Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:15pm - 11:50pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Shorts, Narrative

10:30pm CDT

Freeland (2020)
Freeland (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Kate McLean, Mario Furloni
Run Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30 pm

An aging pot farmer suddenly finds her world shattered as she races to bring in what could be her final harvest, fighting against the threat of eviction as the impact of the legalization of the cannabis industry rapidly destroys her idyllic way of life.


Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:30pm - 11:50pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative
  • RUN TIME 1hr 39mins

10:30pm CDT

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020)
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

BLOODY NOSES, EMPTY POCKETS (2020)
Documentary, USA
Not Rated

Director: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
Runtime: 1hr 38mins
Synopsis: A look at the final moments of a Las Vegas dive bar called 'The Roaring 20s.’

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11392114/

Sponsors


Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:30pm - Wednesday August 26, 2020 12:08am CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary
 
Wednesday, August 26
 

11:00am CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Jean-Cosme Delaloye (Harley)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Jean-Cosme Delaloye (Harley) - happening Wednesday, August 26th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!
 

Wednesday August 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Online

1:00pm CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A w/ Fairn Whatley and Suzanne Barrow (The Mystical Migration of the Monarch)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live w/ Fairn Whatley and Suzanne Barrow (The Mystical Migration of the Monarch) - happening Wednesday, August 26th at 1 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Wednesday August 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Online

8:00pm CDT

Miracle Fishing (2020)
Documentary, USA
Not Rated
Director: Miles Hargrove, Christopher Birge
Runtime: 85 Minutes

Synopsis: The story of a father's kidnapping as told through the 1994 video diaries of his son, the film's Director Miles Hargrove.
Website: https://www.miraclefishing.com/
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11904798/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

This film is sponsored by Alain Bouchard and Deanna Newman.



Wednesday August 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:25pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary

8:00pm CDT

Truth to Power: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me with EDWIN
Edwin
Doc Short
US
Directed By: Ya'Ke Smith
Run Time 8:45
Synopsis: Edwin Debrow Jr. murdered a cab driver when he was 12. He was sentenced to forty-years in prison. Today he's walking out.

Directed by Abby Ginzberg
Not Rated
1 hour 22 minutes
Documentary Feature

Synopsis: Truth to Power: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me tells the complex story of Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and equality in the U.S. Congress who cut her teeth as a volunteer for the Black Panther Party and was the lone voice in opposition to the broad authorization of military force after the September 11th attacks. Rep. John Lewis, Senator Cory Booker, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Actor Danny Glover, CNN commentator Van Jones, and author Alice Walker share insights about what makes Barbara Lee unique as a public servant and as a truth-telling African American woman.


Wednesday August 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

BARBERSHOP (2002)
Barbershop (2002)
Rated PG-13
Directed by Tim Story
Run Time: 1 hour, 42 minutes

Wednesday, August 26th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: Calvin Palmer Jr. (Ice Cube) decides he has had enough of trying to keep open the Chicago barbershop his father handed down to him. He cannot borrow, revenues are falling, and he seems more interested in get-rich-quick schemes to bring in easy money. Without telling his employees or customers, he sells the barbershop to a greedy loan shark, Lester Wallace (Keith David), who secretly plans to turn it into a strip club.


Wednesday August 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:45pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative

8:00pm CDT

Documentary Shorts #2
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

A Song Can Change A Life
Documentary Short - Black Lens
16.5 Minutes
Dir: Warren Matson
USA
In this little known history of America’s first Black Country Western duo, a theme of reconciliation addresses race relations and an end of estrangement between a father and son.

Dafa Metti
Documentary Short - Black Lens
14.5 Minutes
Dir: Tal Amiran
UK/France
Under Paris' glittering Eiffel Tower, undocumented Senegalese migrants sell miniature souvenirs of the monument to support their families back home. Far from their loved ones and hounded by the police, each day is a struggle through darkness in the City of Lights.

Coby and Stephen are in Love
Documentary Short
28 Minutes
Dir: Carlo Nasisse and Yuanyuan Yang
USA
Coby Yee, a 92 year old retired nightclub dancer and icon from San Francisco Chinatown, and Stephen King, an experimental filmmaker 20 years her junior have found an unlikely love in each other through matching outfits, dance, and art.

One in a Million
Documentary Short - Alabama
6.5 Minutes
Dir. Tamika Moore and Lauren Musgrove
USA
Jeremy Harper holds the Guinness World Record for highest number counted out loud: 1 million. It was a strange and challenging journey to get there, with a 24 hour live stream and 89 days spent inside his apartment.

Moving Spirits: History of the Enslaved & Civil Rights: Through Movement, Dance & Song
Documentary Short - Black Lens
32 Minutes
Dir. Jennifer Mizenko and Rhondalyn Peairs
USA
Do you know the stories of the enslaved persons who built the buildings you walk into on a daily basis? What is the ideology behind the symbols we walk by every day? Witness the process of members of the Lafayette/Oxford/University of Mississippi community learn and embody their local history.

Above the Search
Documentary Short - Alabama, Black Lens
3 Minutes
Dir. Sonya Sam Mitchell
USA
Above the Search is a short film composed of uniquely captured photos that portray our journey through life while searching for the key to the mystery of daily existence.

All I Have to Offer You is Me
Documentary Short - Alabama, Black Lens
14 Minutes
Dir. Dillon Hayes
USA
In 1990, Larry Callies was an aspiring country-western singer on the verge of signing a record deal with MCA Nashville, but when he developed a degenerative vocal cord disease that took his voice and ended his singing career, he had to start over completely.

Engage Earth
Documentary Short
15.5 Minutes
Dir. James Choi
Brazil
A look inside Brazilian artist Denise Milan and her long ongoing work with stones leading to an impactful art program in Heliópolis, one of the largest favelas in the Americas located outside of Sao Paulo.

Sponsors


Wednesday August 26, 2020 8:00pm - 10:10pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Shorts, Documentary

10:00pm CDT

A DIM VALLEY (2020)
Directed by Brandon Colvin
Run time 1 hour 32 minutes
Not Rated
Narrative Feature

A curmudgeonly biologist and his slacker graduate assistants muddle their way through a summer research project. Deep in the Appalachian woods, they encounter a trio of mystical backpackers who change their lives in mysterious ways.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Tony Oswald and Pisie Hochheim (worked on A Dim Valley and Handheld) - happening Saturday August 22nd at 6 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Sponsors


Wednesday August 26, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:00pm CDT

ANIMATED SHORTS
ANIMATED SHORTS
Not Rated
Run time 1 hour 55 minutes

Tiger and Ox
Documentary Short
8.5 Minutes
Dir. Seunghee Kim
Republic of Korea
A single mother and her daughter have a conversation about what divorce means to women in Korean patriarchal society.

If Anything Happens I Love You
Narrative Short
13 Minutes
Dir. Will McCormack and Michael Govier
USA
Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting.

The Treasures of Mrs. Grady's Library
Documentary Short - Black Lens
3 Minutes
Dir. Richard O'Connor
USA
Judge Olly Neal recounts how a book — and a little nudge from two helpful librarians — turned him around academically.

Kirby in Portal
Narrative Short - Teen
2 Minutes
Dir. Duncan Holditch
USA
Kirby goes on an adventure through several test chambers, finding chaos at every corner. Will he make it?

Spark
Narrative Short - Student
4 Minutes
Dir. Charles Benevento and Matthew Colglazier
USA
In a dystopian, off world factory, a worn out worker robot discovers a golden record that plays a song that gives him a new purpose in life.

Virus Quest
Narrative Short - Alabama
5 Minutes
Dir. Fletcher Ash
USA
A warrior wielding a magic sword must stop the spread of an evil virus.

Umbilical
Documentary Short - SHOUT, Student
7 Minutes
Dir. Danski Tang
USA/China
A mother and her daughter explore issues surrounding abuse and survival in Chinese society.

Grab My Hand: A Letter To My Dad
Documentary Short - Black Lens
5 Minutes
Dir. Camrus Johnson, Pedro Piccinini
USA
An animated love letter from a son to his grieving father who just lost his best friend.

Kite
Narrative Short
16 Minutes
Dir. HongWei Wang
China
One day a strange little white man picked up a mysterious huge box and discovered a little grey man inside of it.

Tobi and the Turbobus
Narrative Short
7.5 Minutes
Dir. Verena Fels
Germany
You fly with no seat! That's the rule in the Turbobus. To get one is a hard day job for a young wolf on his turbo-journey to find real friendship.

Mizuko
Documentary Short
15 Minutes
Dir. Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo
USA/Japan
Inspired by the Japanese Buddhist “water child memorial” ritual, a half-Japanese American woman reexamines abortion ethics after becoming pregnant herself.

The Odyssey of Cleve Eaton
Documentary Short - Alabama, Black Lens
4 Minutes
Dir. Kevin Webb
USA
A surreal journey with musician extraordinaire and Birmingham native Cleve Eaton.

Cruel Shoes
Narrative Short
2 Minutes
Dir. Kevan Peterson
USA
A woman goes into a shoe store, and leaves with... cruel shoes. Based on the short story "Cruel Shoes," by Steve Martin.

Toss
Narrative Short - Student
3 Minutes
Dir. Carl D'Arpa
USA
Life through the eyes of a frog being thrown high into the air by a rambunctious young boy.

I Am He Who Created Himself
Experimental Short - Teen
3.5 Minutes
Dir. Emma Penaz Eisner
USA
Joining with his shadow, the first god creates himself, the progenitor of humanity.

Wanderer of Planet Parallelogram
Narrative Short - Black Lens, Student
4 Minutes
Dir. Nnamdi Anyaele
USA
A young astronaut gets marooned on a desert planet, and her presence alerts a mysterious inhabitant.

Everything You Need To Know About Pierogi
Narrative Short
3 Minutes
Dir. Jonathan Phillips
USA
Everything one may need to know about pierogi, and then more.

Sleepy HEAD
Experimental Short - Alabama, Student
3 Minutes
Dir. Kenny Saylor
USA
Just another morning turns into a day to remember.

WALT
Narrative Short
4 Minutes
Dir. Greg Yagolnitzer and Brendan Walter
USA
A small, egg-shaped creature named Walt struggles with ordinary life in New York City.

In an Empty Wood
Documentary Short - Student
2.5 Minutes
Dir. Chia-Hsin Lee
USA
A poetic exploration addressing the jealousy of seeing someone succeed in a path you once considered.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live w/ Kevin Webb and Kwani Dickerson-Carson (The Odyssey of Cleve Eaton) - happening Friday, August 28th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!



Wednesday August 26, 2020 10:00pm - 11:55pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Shorts

10:15pm CDT

Road House (1989)
Road House (1989)
Rated R
Directed by Rowdy Herrington
Run Time: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Wednesday, August 26th at 10:15pm

Synopsis: Dalton (Patrick Swayze) is a true gentleman with a degree in philosophy from NYU. He also has a flip side - he's the best darn bar bouncer in the business. When Dalton's brought in to clean up the Double Deuce, a popular establishment that become particularly rowdy, his calm is put to the test by the town bully.



Wednesday August 26, 2020 10:15pm - Thursday August 27, 2020 12:09am CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative
  • RUN TIME 1:46
 
Thursday, August 27
 

11:00am CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Rico Shay (Slave 2)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Rico Shay (Slave 2) - happening Thursday, August 27th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!


Thursday August 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Online

8:00pm CDT

Night of the Comet (1984)
Rated PG-13
Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Thursday, August 27th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. The perfect film for the drive-in and also perfect for the era join us for under the stars (and maybe even a comet) for the cult classic NIGHT OF THE COMET. Aren’t all zombies cannibals?



Thursday August 27, 2020 8:00pm - 9:35pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Coming Clean (2020)
Coming Clean (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Ondi Timoner
Run Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Thursday, August 27th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: COMING CLEAN examines America’s opioid and addiction crisis from the perspective of the pain beneath it, while documenting the resilience of the human spirit. The film follows addicts in recovery as they form alliances with policymakers to disrupt the stigma and impact laws and industries to bring necessary change in their communities. The film follows these subjects while exploring the origins of the greatest drug crisis in our history and uncovering innovative solutions.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live Friday, August 28th at 2 PM CDT focusing on the film Coming Clean. We will be joined by the following folks: Ondi Timoner, Victoria Lenas, Senator Ben McAdams , State Representative Brittany Pettersen, Destiny Garcia, Admiral James Winnefeld, Carl Henry, Jennifer Ramsden, and Mike Moore Esq , some of the leading experts on the opioid crisis in America.

Be sure to tune in and join us! We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!



Thursday August 27, 2020 8:00pm - 9:45pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary

8:00pm CDT

Black Lens Shorts
Screen 1 is sponsored by Great Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Gossamer
Narrative Short - Black Lens
14.5 Minutes
Dir. Charlie Schmidlin
USA
An Illinois farming family on the verge of collapse faces an uncertain future when livestock disappear and a tick finds a host.

Brother
Narrative Short - Black Lens
15 Minutes
Dir. Ya’ke
USA
Jason and Caleb have been friends for the better part of a decade, but then Caleb’s brother comes home.

Inverted
Narrative Short - Black Lens, Alabama
5 Minutes
Dir. Marcus January
USA
Kevin comes home to an unexpected situation with his housemate.

Adullam
Narrative Short - Black Lens
14 Minutes
Dir. Regina Hoyles
USA
A young Chicago woman with a well-kept secret enjoys a typical day in the south suburbs.

Coup d'etat Math
Documentary Short - Black Lens
7.5 Minutes
Dir. Sai Selvarajan
USA
The film explores four different immigrant stories - a fight to be born, a fight to survive, a fight to find your place, and the fight to maintain.

Good Guy with a Gun
Narrative Short - Black Lens
20 Minutes
Dir. Bryian Montgomery
USA
An incel walks us through his newfound epiphany on why he decided to buy a gun.

Slave 2
Narrative Short - Black Lens, Alabama
8 Minutes
Dir. Rico Shay
USA
Ancestors from the past and the lineage of the present are compared to what they are enslaved to mentally.

Hangry
Narrative Short - Black Lens
7.5 Minutes
Dir. Clint Till
USA
An elderly man attempts to right a lunchtime wrong.

A Mother
Narrative Short - Black Lens
16 Minutes
Dir. Natasha K Ngaiza
As a town copes with the disappearance of a little girl, a mother of two must come to terms with her own decision to abort an unexpected pregnancy.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Clint Till (Hangry) - happening Tuesday, August 25th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Rico Shay (Slave 2) - happening Thursday, August 27th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Bryian Montgomery, Jr. (Good Guy With A Gun) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 3 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!



Thursday August 27, 2020 8:00pm - 9:48pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Environmental Shorts
Screen #2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

Hurricane Creekkeeper
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
6.5 Minutes
Dir. William Green
USA
Hurricane Creek in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama has a unique and diverse ecosystem that is unmatched in other parts of the world. Follow elder “creekkeeper” John Wathen as he delves into the importance of protecting the creek.

ELVERS
Environmental Short - Documentary
15.5 Minutes
Dir. Rachael Morrison
USA
Along the coast of Maine in late winter, millions of baby freshwater eels called “elvers” float up tidal rivers and propel a highly lucrative international seafood trade. ELVERS follows an eclectic cast of characters who describe what happened when this small-town Maine fishery exploded into a gold rush and blackmarket.

The Mystical Migration of the Monarch
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
14.5 Minutes
Dir. Fairn Whatley and Suzanne Damrich
USA
Monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles between Mexico and the United States each year and have a unique relationship to the Gulf Coast. However, their numbers are dwindling and their population is at risk due to habitat loss.

Into The Black
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
20 Minutes
Dir. Kenzie Greer
USA
Human ignited “prescribed fire”, also known as controlled burns, are an essential technique to maintain and restore critical habitats of forest ecosystems in Alabama.

50 Little Birds
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
9 Minutes
Dir. Hannah Lindgren
USA
Indiana folk artist Geoff Davis reflects on his back on his life and shares how he found peace through reconnecting with nature and art.

Something About a Little River
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
17 Minutes
Dir. Jeb Brackner
USA
There's only one river in North America that flows entirely on top of a mountain -- the Little River in Northeast Alabama. For over 100 years, the Little River Canyon has attracted visitors with its geology, biodiversity, and breathtaking beauty.

Waters of the U.S.
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
21 Minutes
Dir. Remi Escudié
USA
Many rivers, streams, and wetlands of Alabama are being threatened by the proposed rolling back of crucial protections detailed in the Clean Water Act. This film explores the economic benefits, ecological health, and cultural way of life that hang in the balance.

Conviction
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama, Black Lens
24 Minutes
Dir. Kristy Choi
USA
After a high-profile bribery scandal led to the convictions of the three powerful conspirators, the community they targeted is left in the dust to find relief from decades of toxic air and soil pollution. Community members in the North Birmingham neighborhoods of Collegeville, Harriman Park, and Fairmont tell their personal stories and share their struggles as they seek a healthier life for the generations of the future.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Kenzie Greer (The Pink House and Into the Black) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live w/ Fairn Whatley and Suzanne Barrow (The Mystical Migration of the Monarch) - happening Wednesday, August 26th at 1 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Sponsors


Thursday August 27, 2020 8:00pm - 10:08pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:10pm CDT

Everything Is Terrible: Doggiewoggiez Poochiewoochiez & Special Guests
EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE: DOGGIEWOGGIEZ POOCHIEWOOCHIEZ & Special Guests
Not Rated
Directed by various artists - found footage
Run Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Thursday, August 27th at 10:10pm

Synopsis: From the folks that brought you the largest collection of JERRY MAGUIRE on VHS.... Everything Is Terrible! features unusual, dated, and campy clips of VHS tapes from the late 20th century and early 21st century. Guaranteed late night drive-in fun, plus for this screening, a couple of surprise guests.


Thursday August 27, 2020 10:10pm - 11:30pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:20pm CDT

Money Machine (2020)
Money Machine (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Ramsey Denison
Run Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes
Thursday, August 27th at 10:20 pm

Synopsis: Every year, millions lose billions in Vegas, but after Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd of 22,000 and kills 58 people, the town's image as a safe adult playground is put in jeopardy. With billions on the line, the corporations that run Vegas use their power to get America's mind off the shooting, leaving the victims feeling forgotten. Money Machine exposes a rigged game of corrupt policing and corporate cover-ups and shows how the deadliest mass shooting in US history became one of the most forgotten.


Thursday August 27, 2020 10:20pm - 11:30pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:20pm CDT

Centigrade (2020)
Centigrade (2020)
Directed by Brendan Walsh
Not Rated
Run time 1 hour 38 minutes

Synopsis: Based on an actual incident, A married couple find themselves trapped in their frozen vehicle after a blizzard and struggle to survive amid plunging temperatures and unforeseen obstacles.


Thursday August 27, 2020 10:20pm - 11:58pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative

10:40pm CDT

Drive-In Massacre (1976)
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

Drive-In Massacre
Rated R
Directed by Stu Segall
Run Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes
Thursday, August 27th at 10:40pm

Synopsis: It’s a hot summer night in Southern California, and the local drive-in is packed with patrons. When a sword-wielding psycho begins carving up customers, it gleefully unspools a grubby cavalcade of creepy carnies, peeping perverts, graphic decapitations and an ending you have to see/hear to believe. John F. Goff (THE FOG), Bruce Kimball (LOVE CAMP 7) and co-writer George ‘Buck’ Flower (BACK TO THE FUTURE) star in this nasty slab of ‘70s sleaze.

Sponsors


Thursday August 27, 2020 10:40pm - 11:55pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
 
Friday, August 28
 

2:00pm CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Coming Clean
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live Friday, August 28th at 2 PM CDT focusing on the film Coming Clean. We will be joined by the following folks: Ondi Timoner, Victoria Lenas, Senator Ben McAdams , State Representative Brittany Pettersen, Destiny Garcia, Admiral James Winnefeld, Carl Henry, Jennifer Ramsden, and Mike Moore Esq , some of the leading experts on the opioid crisis in America.

Be sure to tune in and join us! We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!


Friday August 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Online

4:00pm CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Kevin Webb and Kwani Dickerson-Carson (The Odyssey of Cleve Eaton)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live w/ Kevin Webb and Kwani Dickerson-Carson (The Odyssey of Cleve Eaton) - happening Friday, August 28th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Friday August 28, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Online

8:00pm CDT

Harley (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Jean-Cosme Delaloye
Run Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Friday, August 28th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: “I save people”. This is what Harley, a successful, long-haired, bowtie-wearing, Ferrari-driving criminal defense attorney, tells people walking through the door of his opulent office in a gang-infested New Jersey neighborhood. In an effort for self-betterment and with hopes of winning over the woman of his dreams (a bodybuilding model, 20 years his junior who he met online), Harley embarks on an ambitious quest. Inspired by his childhood hero Rocky Balboa, he decides to fight in an underground mixed martial arts fight in Brazil. As Harley trains to get in shape for the fight of his life, he continues to fight for murderers in seemingly hopeless trials.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Jean-Cosme Delaloye (Harley) - happening Wednesday, August 26th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!
 


Friday August 28, 2020 8:00pm - 9:10pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary

8:00pm CDT

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (2020)
Narrative, USA
Black Lens, Life & Liberty
Director: David Midell
Runtime: 83 Minutes

Synopsis: Based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/338803742/4cbe756a4b
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8906722/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


Friday August 28, 2020 8:00pm - 9:23pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Yellow Submarine (1968) Sing-A-Long
YELLOW SUBMARINE (1968) Sing-A-Long (2020)
Rated G
Directed by George Dunning
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Friday, August 28th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, wordplay, and glorious, glorious music. The Sidewalk Festival screening of YELLOW SUBMARINE will be the special Summer 2020 sing-a-long version of the classic film.



Friday August 28, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

NARRATIVE SHORTS #3
NARRATIVE SHORTS #3
Not rated
Run time 2 hours 1 minute

A Cat's Lament: A Feline's Perspective on COVID-19
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker, Scramble
6 Minutes
Dir. Miriam Anderson
USA
A disgruntled cat expresses their consternation about the lack of quarantine scritches. 

Detective Oliver
Narrative Short - Alabama, Student
11.5 Minutes
Dir. Shelby Billman
USA
Ten-year old amateur sleuth Detective Oliver is asked to help one of his classmates find a missing bracelet.

Pandemic
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker, Scramble
5.5 Minutes
Dir. Maya Mackey
USA
An experimental view of how the COVID-19 pandemic affects Alabama teens.

Saul
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker
15 Minutes
Dir. Sarah Beth Huntley
USA
A man struggling with his mental health finds solace in his faith and a phone call with a stranger. A Sidewalk Youth Board production.

Respectable Fish
Narrative Short - Alabama
3 Minutes
Dir. Michael W. Gordon
USA
A parable about how you never know what someone - or somefish - is going through. 

Yeah Buggy.
Narrative Short - Alabama, Black Lens, Scramble
3.5 Minutes
Dir. Ellie Lee Stayner
USA
A brother takes his siblings on an adventure. 

Waiting in April
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker, Scramble
3.5 Minutes
Dir. Madison Condrey
USA
An examination of teen restlessness in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Elyse Quinn - Quarantine Vlog
Documentary Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker, Scramble
3.5 Minutes
Dir. Elyse Quinn
USA
Birmingham area teen discusses how her life has changed since the pandemic. 

Veronica Rowan - Quarantine Vlog
Documentary Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker, Scramble
3 Minutes
Dir. Veronica Rowan
USA
A candid explanation from a Birmingham teenager on how the pandemic has altered her life.

Passenger
Narrative Short - Teen Filmmaker
8 Minutes
Dir. Cal Thacher
USA
A hitchhiker brings up dark memories for a driver.

Payback
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker, Scramble
6 Minutes
Dir. Bailey Corley
USA
Max pays back his sister for posting a baby photo of him online.

Lunar Powers
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen Filmmaker, Black Lens
13 Minutes
Dir. Christien Washington
USA
Two Astronauts crash land on the moon during a mission to Mars, but they must return to earth and save their planet from the evil King Hatterel.

Break Out
Narrative Short - Alabama, Scramble
3.5 Minutes
Dir. Garon Bailey
USA
A man risks going outside during quarantine. Sidewalk Quarantine Scramble - Audience Winner

Statue Island
Documentary Short
3 Minutes
Dir. Princess and The Cowboy
USA
A tour of statues around the New York City borough of Staten Island.

A Burnt Remedy
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen
5 Minutes
Dir. Alex Pitts
USA
A young woman experiences remorse about shoplifting.

Handheld
Narrative Short
11.5 Minutes
Dir. Pisie Hochheim, Tony Oswald
USA
An old handheld camera disrupts the chaotic bedtime routine of a single mother and her young son.

Dream Nails
Narrative Short
10 Minutes
Dir. Katja Straub
USA
When Cindy reaches the haven of her local nail salon and experiences hostility and negativity, she decides to fight it with the magic of dance.

Boo
Narrative Short - Alabama, Teen
6 Minutes
Dir. Jack Roussos
USA
High school friends gather around for a ghost story they won't soon forget.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Tony Oswald and Pisie Hochheim (worked on A Dim Valley and Handheld) - happening Saturday August 22nd at 6 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!



Friday August 28, 2020 8:00pm - 10:01pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

9:40pm CDT

Feels Good Man (2020)
Feels Good Man
Directed by Arthur Jones
Not Rated
Run Time 1 hour 30 minutes

When indie comic character “Pepe the Frog” becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator, cartoonist Matt Furie, fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness. Feels Good Man is a parable about one man’s fight to retake his creation from the grips of evil and America's struggle to confront its deep cultural divide.

This film is sponsored by Southern Jewish Life.



Friday August 28, 2020 9:40pm - 11:10pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

9:50pm CDT

BOYS STATE (2020)
Directed by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss
Rated PG-13
Run time 1 hour 50 minutes
Documentary Feature

A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.

Trailer


Friday August 28, 2020 9:50pm - 11:40pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:00pm CDT

Candyman (1992)
Candyman (1992)
Rated R
Directed by Bernard Rose
Run Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes
Friday, August 28th at 10:00pm

Synopsis: Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) befriends Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago's Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman's description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.


Friday August 28, 2020 10:00pm - 11:40pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:30pm CDT

Music Videos
Roll On My Friend
Artist: Pharis and Jason Romero
Dir. Lauren Musgrove, William MacGavin
3.5 Minutes USA - Alabama

Healing Creek
Artist: Taliban Safiya
Dir. Kevin Brooks
3.5 Minutes USA

Another Place
Artist: Bastille feat. Alessia Cara
Dir. Anna Radchenko and Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
4 Minutes United Kingdom/Canada

Born To Lose
Artist: The Dirty Clergy
Dir. Alex M. Gibson
5 Minutes USA - Alabama

Colors
Artist: Black Pumas
Dir. Kristian Mercado
4.5 Minutes USA

Chef Giants
Artist: Luther and The Boy
Dir. Troy DeWinne
1 Minute USA

Tonight
Artist: Bimbo
Dir. Jeremiah Fanning
4 Minutes USA - Alabama

You
Artist: James Arthur feat. Travis Barker
Dir. Timon Birkhofer
4 Minutes Germany

Amaurose
Artist: HaLeek Maul
Dir. Maxime Durand
5 Minutes Switzerland

Night Terrors
Artist: Kudoz
Dir. Ellie Lee Stayner
3 Minutes USA - Alabama

I’m Not Ready
Artist: Maggie Dave
Dir. Cassie Shao
2 Minutes USA

Action
Artist: Don Broco
Dir. Benjamin Roberds
6 Minutes USA

Salute
Artist: King Kwofi
Dir. Benjamin Stark
3.5 Minutes USA - Alabama

Hanna Mash Hu Al Yaman
Artist: A-WA
Dir. Omer Ben-David
4 Minutes Israel

Fallen Angel
Artist: Nikki & The Phantom Callers
Dir. Video Rahim
3.5 Minutes USA - Alabama

Call of the Wild
Artist: Agoria feat. STS
Dir. Loïc Andrieu
5.5 Minutes France

AV
Artist: BandRunna Gwaup
Dir. Katrina Blair
2 Minutes USA

Met My Baby (Down At The Record Store)
Artist: Jubal John
Dir. Jason O'Brien
4 Minutes USA - Alabama

B.A.M.A.S.
Artist: ChriStyle
Dir. Jeremiah Fanning and Ian Miller
3.5 Minutes USA - Alabama

Don’t Lose Your Head
Artist: Ruby Bones
Dir. Brian Lonano
3 Minutes USA

Dirty
Artist: Capyac
Dir. David Nast Cole
4 Minutes USA

Square One
Artist: Joe Scully
Dir. Jackson Ross
4.5 Minutes USA - Alabama

Older Than Time
Artist: After Dark We Rise
Dir. RJ Ortiz
5 Minutes USA - Alabama

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Jason O'Brien (filmmaker behind Met My Baby (Down at the Record Store)) and Jubal John Dalzell (musician behind the song) - happening Monday, August 24th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Sponsors


Friday August 28, 2020 10:30pm - 11:58pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
 
Saturday, August 29
 

10:00am CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A w/ Miles Hargrove and Eric Martin (Miracle Fishing)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live w/ Miles Hargrove and Eric Martin (Miracle Fishing) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 10 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Saturday August 29, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Online

1:00pm CDT

Online Workshop: A Conversation with Michael O'Neill
A Conversation with Michael O'Neill
presented by Acting Out Academy
Saturday, August 29th 1pm - $25Join Acting Out Academy's Meg Deusner and veteran actor and Alabama native Michael O'Neill for an Inside the Actors' Studio-style conversation on Zoom. They'll discuss Michael's career in Hollywood and offer advice to anyone looking to break into the industry. There will also be a Q & A portion afterwards. Please email questions to kiwi@sidewalkfest.com no later than August 27. Signups close August 29th at 12:30 PM. Participants will receive the Zoom link at 12:30 PM once registration has closed.


Renowned actor Michael O’Neill was recently seen as “Larry Mills” in the NBC drama series, COUNCIL OF DADS, “Chaplain Kendricks” in the critically acclaimed feature film, CLEMENCY (which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize), “Senator Mitchell Chapin” in Season 2 of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN on Amazon and “Dell Connelly” in the film, THE STAND AT PAXTON COUNTY which just premiered on Netflix. Other recent appearances for O’Neill include the series’ THE ROMANOFFS, THE RESIDENT, 11.22.63, SHOOTER, S.W.A.T. and a five episode arc in the final season of SCANDAL. Previous television credits include his four season role on the award winning Sundance TV series, RECTIFY, the CBS series, EXTANT with Halle Berry and A&E’s BATES MOTEL. O’Neill’s memorable TV roles include GREY’S ANATOMY and fan favorite “Special Agent Ron Butterfield” on THE WEST WING, as well as NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, VEGAS, THE GRIM SLEEPER, NCIS, SONS OF ANARCHY and THE UNIT. In feature films, O’Neill played FDA Agent “Richard Barkley” in the award winning DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and his vast credits include J. EDGAR, GREEN ZONE, TRANSFORMERS, SECONDHAND LIONS, TRAFFIC, SEA OF LOVE and SEABISCUIT. O’Neill also recently completed the feature film, INDIVISIBLE.

A native of Alabama, O’Neill has a degree in Economics from Auburn University and was the University’s Winter 2019 Commencement Speaker. He was also the 2018 commencement speaker at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He began his acting career under the mentorship of Will Geer, and his daughter Ellen, at the Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. He is married to Mary O’Keefe O’Neill and they have three wonderful daughters, Ella, Annie and Molly. O’Neill has served on the Board of the Hollywood Branch of the Screen Actors Guild and has often participated in the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s BookPALS program, reading to elementary school children. He has also been involved in Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, and Focus on Recovery in Birmingham.








Saturday August 29, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Online

3:00pm CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Bryian Montgomery Jr. (Good Guy With A Gun)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Bryian Montgomery, Jr. (Good Guy With A Gun) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 3 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Saturday August 29, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Online

4:00pm CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Kenzie Greer (The Pink House and Into the Black)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Kenzie Greer (The Pink House and Into the Black) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Saturday August 29, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Online

8:00pm CDT

Giants Being Lonely (2019)
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

Giants Being Lonely (2019)
Not Rated
Directed by Grear Patterson
Run Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes
Saturday, August 29th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: A pair of players on a successful high school baseball team, the Giants, come of age in the American South. Beautiful, strange, and timeless to the point of feeling ephemeral, GIANTS BEING LONELY perfectly captures teenage alienation and the often youthfully misguided desperation to connect in a world that seems both simultaneously huge and small.


Sponsors


Saturday August 29, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative
  • RUN TIME 1hr 21mins

8:00pm CDT

Suzi Q (2019)
Documentary, USA
Not Rated
Director: Liam Firmager
Runtime: 98 Minutes

Synopsis: Story of trailblazing American rock singer-songwriter Suzi Quatro, who helped redefine the role of women in rock 'n' roll when she broke out in 1973.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeDmFod1ZVM
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9783620/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Sponsors


Saturday August 29, 2020 8:00pm - 9:38pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Rated R
Directed by Richard Linklater
Run Time: 1 hour, 42minutes
Saturday, August 29th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Richard Linklater’s DAZED AND CONFUSED eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen. A launching pad for a number of future stars, Linklater’s first studio effort also features endlessly quotable dialogue and a blasting, stadium-ready soundtrack. Sidestepping nostalgia, Dazed and Confused is less about “the best years of our lives” than the boredom, angst, and excitement of teenagers waiting . . . for something to happen.



Saturday August 29, 2020 8:00pm - 9:45pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Ema (2019)
Narrative, Chile
Shout/Sidewalk
Director: Pablo Larraín
Runtime: 107 Minutes

Synopsis: A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xVGjzPaV6s
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8800266

SHOUT is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.


Saturday August 29, 2020 8:00pm - 9:47pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative

10:15pm CDT

Drive (2011)
Drive (2011)
Rated R
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Saturday, August 29th at 10:15pm

Synopsis: Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son, Benicio (Kaden Leos). When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery. DRIVE at the Sidewalk drive-in, get it?



Saturday August 29, 2020 10:15pm - Sunday August 30, 2020 12:00am CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:20pm CDT

8th Annual Saturday NIGHT Cartoons
Not Rated
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Saturday, August 29th at 10:20pm

For the 8th year in a row Sidewalk programmers have compiled an awesome selection of 1980's and 90's cartoons and vintage commercials. So this years a little different... but, we still believe in tradition and sugar cereal and party. So limit the cereal bar to your car, flip the schedule and join us for the drive-in edition of Saturday Morning Night Cartoons. There are still likely to be many festive surprises! Party on.


Saturday August 29, 2020 10:20pm - Sunday August 30, 2020 12:00am CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Special Event

10:30pm CDT

Paris Is Burning (1990)
Paris is Burning (1990)
Rated R
Directed by Jennie Livingston
Run Time: 1 hour, 11minutes
Saturday, August 29th at 10:30pm

Synopsis: 30-Year Anniversary screening. This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Thank you to AIDS Alabama for being our SHOUT Title Sponsor this year!


Sponsors


Saturday August 29, 2020 10:30pm - 11:41pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary

10:30pm CDT

Roar (1981)
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

ROAR!
Rated PG
Narrative, USA
Director: Noel Marshall
Runtime: 102 Minutes

Synopsis: No animals were harmed in the making of this movie, 70 members of the cast and crew were. Wildlife preservationist, Hank, lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cny_D50Rr44
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083001/

Sponsors


Saturday August 29, 2020 10:30pm - Sunday August 30, 2020 12:42am CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
 
Sunday, August 30
 

1:00pm CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Robert Brogden and Kelley Zincone (Six Nights)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Robert Brogden and Kelley Zincone (Six Nights) - happening Sunday, August 30th at 1 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Sunday August 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Online

4:00pm CDT

Free Online Filmmaker Q & A - Ben Davis (Observantium)
Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Ben Davis (Observantium) - happening Sunday, August 30th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Sunday August 30, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Online

8:00pm CDT

Jasper Mall (2020)
Jasper Mall
Documentary, USA
Alabama Film
Director: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb
Runtime: 85 Minutes

Synopsis: A year in the life of a dying shopping mall in Jasper, Alabama.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7ytbs3y5U
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11262098/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

This film is sponsored by Birmingham-Southern College.
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.
 



Sunday August 30, 2020 8:00pm - 9:25pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Transhood (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Sharon Liese
Run Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Sunday, August 30th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: Filmed over five years in Kansas City, TRANSHOOD follows four kids – beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 – as they redefine “coming of age.” These kids and their families reveal intimate realities of how gender is re-shaping the family next door in a never-before-told chronicling of growing up transgender in the heartland.

SHOUT is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.



Sunday August 30, 2020 8:00pm - 9:35pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Documentary
  • SPOTLIGHT SHOUT
  • RUN TIME 1hr 16mins

8:00pm CDT

Heroes (2020) (screens w/ Five Foot 280)
Five Foot 280
Documentary Short
U.S.
Directed By Joshua Harding, Matt Klug
Runtime: 4:44
Synopsis: Five Foot 280 is a documentary short that puts you in the head of professional drag racer Jasmine Salinas—a quiet, introvert who comes from a family of badass racers. She takes us through her adrenaline-filled world of driving a 3,500 horsepower car while describing the challenges of being a female in a male-dominated sport.

Heroes
Not Rated
Directed by Manish Pandey
Run Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Sunday, August 30th at 8:00pm

Synopsis: ‘Heroes’ tells the story of five legends of motorsport, whose lives are intimately intertwined and interconnected as they all scale the heights of their sport, while contending with profound personal challenges along the way. Featuring Mika Hakkinen, Tom Kristensen, Michele Mouton and Felipe Massa, the 111-minute feature film written by Manish Pandey allows four of the greatest warriors of the sport to reflect on their lives, bringing out of each other the story of those transformations and their tales of the best and worst of times. It is also the story of the man who connects them, Michael Schumacher, viewed as the greatest winner of them all but whose story, like the others, is filled with the same fallibility and emotion that makes him human.



Sunday August 30, 2020 8:00pm - 9:51pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

8:00pm CDT

Documentary Shorts #3
My Mud, My Hillside
Documentary Short
20.5 Minutes
Dir. Julia Mendoza Friedman
Puerto Rico
Chemi Rosado-Seijo is community engagement artist who has spent over a decade working with the residents of El Cerro, Puerto Rico in a city wide art project to paint all the houses different shades of green to match the aesthetics of the mountain side.

Invasion: The Unist'ot'en's Fight for Sovereignty
Documentary Short
18 Minutes
Dir. Michael Toledano and Sam Vinal
Canada
The Wet'suwet'en Nation of British Columbia stands up to defend their unceded lands from the Canadian government, oil/gas companies, and colonialism while addressing violence against indigenous people.

Congress Cares
Documentary Short
8.5 Minutes
Dir. Theodore Collatos
USA
On March 27th, the United States congress approved a multi-trillion dollar coronavirus relief package by voice vote. “Congress Cares"" is a satirical chronicle of the faux debate.

USA vs Scott
Documentary Short
25 Minutes
Dir. Ora DeKornfeld and Isabel Castro
Mexico/USA
A geography professor awaits felony trial and a possible 20-year-prison sentence for giving food and shelter to migrants in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.

The Fight for the Noblest Democracy: Women's Suffrage in Alabama
Documentary Short - Alabama
24 Minutes
Dir. Jenna M. Bedsole
USA
The road for the right for women to vote both nationally and in Alabama has been a long fight; this is an exploration of the history and future of the struggle for women’s suffrage.

Unmarked
Documentary Short - Black Lens
27 Minutes
Dir. Brad J. Bennett and Chris Haley
USA
Throughout the South, there are many historic African-American and unmarked burials of the formerly enslaved that are derelict or have been lost to time. A group of individuals has stepped up and created a renewed interest in active restoration and preservation efforts.


Sunday August 30, 2020 8:00pm - 10:04pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Shorts, Documentary

10:00pm CDT

Halloween (1978)
Screen 2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

Halloween (1978)
Directed by John Carpenter
Rated R
Narrative Feature

Synopsis: It's the last weekend in August, get ready, Fall is coming! On Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.



Sponsors


Sunday August 30, 2020 10:00pm - 11:31pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:10pm CDT

Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Rated R
Directed by Richard Kelly
Run Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Sunday, August 30th at 10:10pm

Synopsis: During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness - or will the world really end?


Sunday August 30, 2020 10:10pm - 11:59pm CDT
Screen 3 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative
  • RUN TIME 1:46

10:30pm CDT

NARRATIVE SHORTS #4
NARRATIVE SHORTS #4
Not rated
Run time 1 hour 56 minutes

Blocks
Narrative Short
11 Minutes
Dir. Bridget Moloney
USA
An existential comedy about the mother of two young children who begins to spontaneously vomit toy blocks.

Silver In The Churn
Experimental Short - Alabama
9 Minutes
Dir. Jasper Lee
USA
A hypnotic audio-visual song in which the Southern landscape is used as a foundation for exploring superstition, ritual, and the sacred.

Observantium
Narrative Short - Black Lens, Alabama
16 Minutes
Dir. Ben Davis
USA
A young widow’s oddball husband returns from the grave with a cryptic message that flips her whole world upside down. 

A Living Sculpture
Narrative Short - Black Lens
8.5 Minutes
Dir. Diana Chire
United Kingdom
Francesca, a horn player and music composition student, is contemplating the pros and cons of continuing a relationship with an artist she’s seeing named Nick. 

Ex Disposer
Narrative Short
18.5 Minutes
Dir. Daniel Ferrer
USA
"Ex Disposer" follows Andy, the destructively neurotic former drummer for New Jersey hardcore outfit Disposer, who discovers his old band is returning home after a cross-country tour.

Wilted
Narrative Short - SHOUT, Alabama
13.5 Minutes
Dir. Alex McFry
USA
After the death of their son, a southern couple in the deep south struggle with their loss and their differences in mourning. 

Reflection
Narrative Short
10 MInutes
Dir. Timur Bootzin
USA
Two worlds, two lives - story of choice and opportunity.  

Six Nights
Narrative Short
12 Minutes
Dir. Robert Brogden
USA
When a line cook doesn't show up for work just before a busy Friday night dinner service, Diego is given a chance to step up and take his place.

Tantalization
Narrative Short - Student
13.5 Minutes
Dir. Matthew Brdlik
USA
A craftsman struggling to cope with the loss of his wife falls down a dark path as he begins to restore a captivating old knife.

Knock Knock
Narrative Short - Alabama
13.5 Minutes
Dir. Colin Albea
USA
A man must decide where his loyalties reside after receiving a knock on his door from a political campaign volunteer.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Robert Brogden and Kelley Zincone (Six Nights) - happening Sunday, August 30th at 1 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Ben Davis (Observantium) - happening Sunday, August 30th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!


Sunday August 30, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm CDT
Screen 4 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

10:30pm CDT

The Immortal Jellyfish (2020)
The Immortal Jellyfish (2020)
Not Rated
Directed by Dusty Bias
Run Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Sunday, August 30th at 10:30pm

Synopsis: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH is a dark comedy about an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hotline for help with his nasty "fire piss" problem. When a dying man washes ashore near Denny's trailer, Denny and nurse Linda get caught up in the drama and become madcap partners in crime-solving.



Sunday August 30, 2020 10:30pm - Monday August 31, 2020 12:00am CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard
  Feature, Narrative