The 2020 drive-in edition of the Sidewalk Film Festival added ten new titles to the lineup taking place August 24-30 in Leeds, Alabama. The festival is providing this year’s attendees with a safe option to view more than ten features and short films.
Director: John Carpenter
Runtime: 1hr 31mins
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.
FEELS GOOD MAN (2020)
Documentary / Life & Liberty
Director: Arthur Jones
Runtime: 1hr 30min
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.
RUTH TO POWER: BARBARA LEE SPEAKS FOR ME
Documentary / Black Lens
Director: Abby Ginzberg
Runtime: 1hr 22 mins
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.
Director: Brendan Walsh
Runtime: 1hr 38mins
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.
BLACK LENS SHORTS
Narrative / Documentary / Black Lens
Gossamer • Brother • Inverted • Adullam • Coup d’etat Math • Good Guy with a Gun • Slave 2 • Hangry • A Mother
The Pink House • Full Circle: The Ballad of Rodney & Roscoe • Feed The Need • Dough • Wishes • Silences • Hobson City: From Peril to Promise
Hurricane Creekkeeper • ELVERS • The Mystical Migration of the Monarch • Into The Black • 50 Little Birds • Something About a Little River • Waters of the U.S. • Conviction
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2
A Song Can Change A Life • Dafa Metti • Coby and Stephen are in Love • One in a Million • Moving Spirits: History of the Enslaved & Civil Rights: Through Movement, Dance & Song • Above the Search • All I Have to Offer You is Me • Engage Earth
Roll On My Friend • Healing Creek • Another Place • Born To Lose • Colors • Luther and The Boy • Tonight • You • Amaurose • Night Terrors • I’m Not Ready • Action • Salute • Hanna Mash Hu Al Yaman • Fallen Angel • Call of the Wild • AV • Met My Baby (Down At The Record Store) • B.A.M.A.S. • Don’t Lose Your Head • Dirty • Square One • Older Than Time
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #3
My Mud, My Hillside • Invasion: The Unist’ ot ‘en’s Fight for Sovereignty • Congress Cares • USA vs Scott • The Fight for the Noblest Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in Alabama • Unmarked