With indoor theater spaces being off-limits, there’s a new plan for the 2020 Sidewalk Film Festival in August.
Building off the success of the Sidewalk Starlite Drive-In movies enjoyed by Jefferson County residents this summer, the twenty-second annual Sidewalk Film Festival, sponsored by Regions Bank, will transition to The Grand River Drive-In at the Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds.
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With the 2020 festival set for August 24th through August 30th, attendees will have a safer option for watching over 150 films from their cars at four different screening areas throughout the drive-in. Gates will open at 6:30 PM and film viewing will start after sundown at 8:00 PM.
Concessions can be bought on-site.
Tickets are priced based on car occupancy.
- One person per car- $15
- Two people per car- $26
- Three people per car- $35
- Four people per car- $42
- Five people or more per car- $47
Onsite tickets will be available for each individual film. Tickets for the first seven feature films are now available at sidewalkfest.com/tickets.
First seven films:
BLOODY NOSE EMPTY POCKETS
- Synopsis: A documentary of the final moments of a Las Vegas dive bar called ‘The Roaring 20s.’
- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvilRp8we4
- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11392114/
THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN
- Synopsis: Based on the true story of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, killed during a conflict with police officers who had been dispatched to check on him.
- Trailer: https://vimeo.com/338803742/4cbe756a4b
- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8906722/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
- Synopsis: Dealing with the aftermath of an adoption that doesn’t go as planned, this film follows a couple as their household falls apart.
- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xVGjzPaV6s
- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8800266
- Synopsis: A documentary following one year’s time surrounding 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
- Synopsis: On a wildlife preservation on the African plains, Hank lives with a menagerie of over one hundred untamed animals. When his family arrives, a lion’s battle for dominance threatens their existence.
- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cny_D50Rr44
- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083001/
- Synopsis: Video diaries from 1994 tell the story of the director’s father’s kidnapping.
- Website: https://www.miraclefishing.com/
- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11904798/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
- Synopsis: In 1973, the story of Suzi Quatro, singer/songwriter helped women claim a place in rock n’ roll history.
- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeDmFod1ZVM
- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9783620/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2