Announcing our Opening Night Line-up
It's the 22nd annual Sidewalk Film Festival Opening Night, but the first-ever Sidewalk Opening Night extravaganza at the Drive-In! Join us for this super special, super safe event. Screenings kick-off at 8 pm with the critically acclaimed, and very likely to acquire an Oscar, FIRST COW on screen 1, the family-friendly, specially priced TEEN WOLF/TEEN WITCH double feature on screen 2, the highly anticipated documentary BANKSY MOST WANTED on screen 3 and a Narrative Shorts block, including many local films, on screen 4. All followed by a late-night screening of the spectacular documentary THE DONUT KING and a special Sony Pictures Classics preview screening of the thriller THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, starring Elizabeth Debicki, Mick Jagger, Donald Sutherland, and Claes Bang. Plus, no surprise - plenty of surprises!
Sponsored by Regions Bank, this Drive-In edition of the festival will provide this year’s attendees with a safe option to view the more than 150 features and short films set to screen Aug. 24-30 in Leeds, Al.
FIRST COW (2019)
8/24 - 8pm
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Runtime: 2hr 2mins
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.
TEEN WOLF (1985) / TEEN WITCH (1989) DOUBLE FEATURE
8/24 - 8pm
Director: Rod Daniel / Dorian Walker
Two movies for the price of one!
Starts at 8pm
Run Time 91 Minutes
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.
Starts at 10pm
Run Time 90 Minutes
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?
BANKSY MOST WANTED (2020)
8/24 - 8pm
Director: Seamus Haley, Laurent Richard, Aurélia Rouvier
Runtime: 1hr 30 mins
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?
Narrative Shorts #1
8/24 - 8pm
Runtime: 2hrs 9mins
Master Maggie / Public Lot / His & Herzog / Karaoke Machine In 1991 / POWER / American Dream / Evie’s Elements / The Pursuit / After The Show / Queen / Affliction / The Summer I Came of Age / Lake of Happiness
Click here for complete shorts listing
THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY (2019)
8/24 - 10:00pm
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Runtime: 1hr 40mins
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.
THE DONUT KING (2020)
8/24 - 10:30pm
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.
All films for the 2020 festival will be individually ticketed. (Pricing is based on the number of individuals per vehicle. (1 Person Car - $15 / 2 Person Car - $26 / 3 Person Car - $35 / 4 Person Car - $42 / 5+ Person Car - $47) Due to the nature of this year's event, we will not be offering day, weekend or VIP passes. Tickets for these titles are now available on our website at sidewalkfest.com/tickets!
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.
We also have an interactive schedule on our website where you can plan your very best festival experience. Check it out at sidewalkfest.com/schedule.