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.

HALLOWEEN (1978)

Narrative/Horror 

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.

CENTIGRADE (2020)

Narrative

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.

Shorts

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

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 

The Pink House • Full Circle: The Ballad of Rodney & Roscoe • Feed The Need • Dough • Wishes • Silences • Hobson City: From Peril to Promise

ENVIRONMENTAL SHORTS

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

MUSIC VIDEOS

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

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