2018 Official Sidewalk Selectionsby SidewalkFilmFestival | created - 09 Oct 2018 | updated - 03 Apr 2019 | Public
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1. Brewmaster (2018)
95 min | Documentary
The story of craft beer as told through a young New York lawyer who dreams of opening his own brewery and a Milwaukee based beer educator trying to pass the Master Cicerone exam.
Director: Douglas Tirola
Screened at Cahaba Brewing Co.
2. Studio 54 (2018)
TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, History, Music
The story of the notorious 1970s New York City nightclub.
Votes: 3,148 | Gross: $0.20M
SHOUT Opening Night
3. The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018)
TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary
A desperate man goes on a buried treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine.
Sidewalk Opening Night
4. Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen (2017)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
At a moment in time, when humanity is obsessed with food - photographing every dish, worshipping cooks and flaunting trophy meals on social media, this documentary goes under the surface ... See full summary »
Director: Rasmus Dinesen
5. Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.
Votes: 11,108 | Gross: $2.39M
Sidewalk Closing Night
6. Love, Gilda (2018)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,641 | Gross: $0.63M
8. When Jeff Tried to Save the World (2018)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
When the manager of an old-school bowling alley discovers the owner's plans to sell, saving Winky's World means pulling himself out of the gutter, too.
9. Alone in the Game (2018)
95 min | Documentary, Sport
From Creator and Executive Producer, David McFarland comes 'Alone In The Game' a feature-length documentary that follows a group of elite athletes and iconic figures from the biggest stages... See full summary »
10. Sickies Making Films (2018)
83 min | Documentary, Comedy, History
A love letter to film history, Sickies Making Films looks at our urge to censor movies and asks, Why? By focusing on the Maryland Board of Censors, the nation's longest lasting censor board... See full summary »
11. Never Goin' Back (2018)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent's due, they're about to get fired, and they're broke.
Votes: 3,226 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Three Identical Strangers (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.
Votes: 35,851 | Gross: $12.32M
15. 306 Hollywood (2018)
94 min | Documentary
When two siblings undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother's house, they embark on a magical-realist journey in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.
Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.02M
16. Call Her Ganda (2018)
93 min | Documentary
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case--an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and ... See full summary »
17. The Gospel of Eureka (2018)
75 min | Documentary, Music
Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief. Gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show.
Votes: 187 | Gross: $0.02M
18. I Can't... I Have Rehearsal (2017)
60 min | Documentary
For a select few, the high school musical is sacred. Every year those students come together for the Tonys of New Jersey high school musical theater: The Rising Star Awards. But first, they... See full summary »
20. Support the Girls (2018)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.
Votes: 7,562 | Gross: $0.13M
22. Relaxer (2018)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.
Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.00M
23. Union (II) (2018)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, War
A woman disguises herself as her dead brother, Henry, in order to survive in the Confederate ranks during the Civil War. He marries a widow to rescue her from an arranged marriage. They keep each other's secrets and find true love.
Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.01M
24. That Darn Cat! (1965)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an S.O.S., the F.B.I. assigns a cat-allergic Agent to the case.
Votes: 7,167 | Gross: $28.06M
25. Rodents of Unusual Size (2017)
71 min | Documentary
A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world, who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of this curious and unexpected invasive species.
26. The Guilty (2018)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.
Votes: 59,480 | Gross: $0.21M
27. Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018)
85 min | Comedy
Released from prison, statutory rapist ex-teacher Deborah Ward seeks revenge on cross-dressing co-worker Richard Martinez who put her there.
TV-14 | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
This authorized documentary will explore the music and backstory of the legendary American band. With the songs from the first six Skynyrd albums driving the narration, the film focuses on ... See full summary »
29. The Great Pretender (2018)
71 min | Comedy, Drama
The lives of a French theater director, her ex-boyfriend, and the two actors playing them intersect dramatically in this tangled and darkly funny roundelay set in the New York theater world.
30. A Deadly Vendetta (2018 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 85 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller
Starting over at a new high school is a challenge for former soccer team captain Cameron, especially when faced with a new coach who has a deadly vendetta and refuses to play by the rules.
33. Hot Summer Nights (2017)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends on Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.
34. Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of corporate entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. Tribeca and WGA Award winner.
35. At the Drive-in (2017)
80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.
36. Wild Nights with Emily (2018)
PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, History
Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.
Votes: 1,327 | Gross: $0.52M
37. Bloody Birthday (1981)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.
38. Don't Leave Home (2018)
86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.
39. Holiday (I) (2018)
93 min | Crime, Drama
A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.
40. Still (VIII) (2018)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
When a young hiker stumbles onto an isolated farm after losing her way on the Appalachian Trail, she is taken in by a strange yet beautiful couple desperate to protect a secret deep in the mountains.
42. Phantom Cowboys (2018)
93 min | Documentary
Documentary about three teenage boys as they approach adulthood in California, West Virginia, and Florida. The hopes and dreams of young people in small town America as expressed by the three subjects over a period of eight years.
Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone
43. People's Republic of Desire (2018)
95 min | Documentary
Two live streamers seek fame, fortune and human connection in China's digital idol-making universe, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their real lives. Winner of Grand Jury Award (Documentary) at 2018 SXSW.
Director: Hao Wu
Votes: 493 | Gross: $0.02M
44. Age of Summer (2018)
TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance