The 2020 Sidewalk Film Festival kicks off August 24 and runs through August 30. This year’s festival will take place outside at The Grand River Drive-In at the Backyard of the Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds, Alabama due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 event transition will provide this year’s attendees with a safe option to view the more than 150 features and short films set to screen during the week-long festival.

Each night will feature films on four different screens throughout the property.  Gates will tentatively open each evening at 6:30 p.m. with the start of the first films of the night scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale at and you can see the full lineup at Not sure what to check out? You can watch each film’s trailer on Sidewalk's Youtube Playlist.

Due to the nature of this year's event, Sidewalk is not offering day, weekend or VIP passes. Tickets are available at Onsite tickets will be available for each individual film and will be priced based on the number of individuals in each vehicle ($15 for one person per car, $26 for two people per car, $35 for three people per car, $42 for four people per car, and $47 for five or more people per car). Concessions and bar service will be provided by The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard.

Don't worry - you can exchange your ticket if you find out later that more or fewer people can come with you to a screening. Or if you already bought a single ticket and want to join a friend's carpool, that's okay too.

Check out Sidewalk's Interactive Schedule where you can plan your festival experience. Have any questions about what to experience? Check out the How To Fest page.

Here are ten films to check out at Sidewalk Film Fest 2020 at the Drive-In!


Monday 8/24 - 10:30 p.m.

Life & Liberty / Documentary
Director: Alice Gu
Runtime: 1hr 30mins

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.


Monday 8/24 - 8 p.m.

Not Rated
Directed by Seamus Haley, Laurent Richard, Aurélia Rouvier
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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?

Banksy Most Wanted Trailer

After Selma (2020) / Finding the Cornerstone: The Wallace A. Rayfield Story (2020)

Tuesday 8/25 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

Finding the Cornerstone Trailer

Miracle Fishing

Wednesday 8/26 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

Miracle Fishing Website

Money Machine (2020)

Thursday 8/27 - 10:20 p.m.

Not Rated
Directed by Ramsey Denison
Run Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes

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.

Money Machine Trailer

Drive-In Massacre (1976)

Thursday 8/27 - 10:40pm

Rated R
Directed by Stu Segall
Run Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes

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.

Drive-In Massacre Trailer

Harley (2020)

Friday 8/28 - 8:00 p.m.

Not Rated
Directed by Jean-Cosme Delaloye
Run Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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.

Harley Website

Yellow Submarine (1968) Sing-A-Long

Friday 8/28 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

Yellow Submarine Trailer

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Saturday 8/29 - 8:00 p.m.
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.

Dazed and Confused Trailer

Jasper Mall (2020)

Sunday 8/30 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

Jasper Mall Trailer

Check out the entire Sidewalk Film Fest 2020 at the Drive-In schedule and get your tickets before they sell out!