2012 Official Sidewalk Selectionsby SidewalkFilmFestival | created - 25 Oct 2018 | updated - 26 Oct 2018 | Public
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2. Compliance (2012)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History
A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.
Votes: 35,170 | Gross: $0.32M
3. Eating Alabama (2012)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary
In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did - locally and seasonally. But as their new diet forces them to ... See full summary »
4. V/H/S (2012)
R | 116 min | Horror
When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman
Votes: 63,909 | Gross: $0.10M
5. Detropia (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Votes: 1,606 | Gross: $0.36M
6. Wolf (I) (2012)
87 min | Drama, Family
A family is shaken to the core when they discover that their son has been molested. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser.
7. Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Sport
When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.
8. Ethel (2012)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.
9. Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Western
A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
12. My Best Day (2012)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy
Karen's life as a small town receptionist is turned upside down when the father she never knew calls for a refrigerator repair. Karen sets out to investigate, dragging along her friend ... See full summary »
13. Free Samples (2012)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
Stanford Law dropout Jillian wakes up with a hangover and is pressured by her friend to take a shift at an ice-cream truck in LA, giving out free samples. People drop by.
14. Klown (2010)
R | 93 min | Comedy
In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.
Votes: 11,225 | Gross: $0.07M
15. Miami Connection (1987)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Music
A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.
17. Thank You for Judging (2011)
91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Filmmakers Sean Fornara and Michael Urie travel back to their hometowns in Texas to chronicle the mother of all Speech and Debate Tournaments - TFA State.
19. Red Flag (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In this hilarious road trip comedy, a newly single filmmaker (Alex Karpovsky, "Girls") hits the road with an old friend to promote one of his films, but romantic chaos ensues when an adoring fan decides to come along for the ride.
21. The Fourth Dimension (2012)
105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
"Fawns" is a Polish chapter of the feature-length anthology film titled "The Fourth Dimension." The other two chapters of the movie were directed by Harmony Korine and Aleksei Fedorchenko.
22. Duke & The King (2012)
103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
There's danger in meeting your hero...especially if your hero becomes your boss, and your boss in the King of Rock & Roll. Duke Bardwell learned that the hard way. Part documentary, part ... See full summary »
24. The Silent Thief (2012)
Not Rated | 104 min | Thriller
The Silent Thief is a psychological thriller that examines familial bonds, the human need to belong and the thin line between sanity and insanity. Brennan Marley is an outcast drifter who ... See full summary »
25. Somewhere Between (2011)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country's "One Child Policy".
Votes: 439 | Gross: $0.19M
27. Gayby (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together--the old-fashioned way.
28. After (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their town, they work together to unravel the truth behind the strange events.
29. Empire Builder (2011 Video)
Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
'Empire Builder' documents a three-day odyssey to Milwaukee by train to visit a stricken father in the hospital. Filmed with a 16mm Bolex Reflex camera and hand-developed in buckets of ... See full summary »
Director: Kevin Obsatz
30. An Affair of the Heart (2012)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
The first-ever feature documentary about Grammy® Winning musician, songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Rick Springfield and his ardently loyal fan base. Film focuses ... See full summary »
31. Kid-Thing (2012)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
Annie is girl with no moral compass, thanks to a complete lack of parental supervision. One day, while playing in the woods, a voice calls out to her from deep within an abandoned well, causing her to consider the right course of action.
TV-PG | 76 min | Documentary
GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.
34. Nate & Margaret (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Nate is nineteen. Margaret is fifty-two. Their odd, quirky, totally working friendship gets rattled when Nate gets his first boyfriend, who drives him away from Margaret as she tries to pursue a life as a stand-up comedian.
36. Petunia (2012)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).
37. Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
38. Five Star Existence (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
People and technology are becoming increasingly intertwined. With the accelerating pace of everyday life and our increasing virtual presence as individuals, the line between the real and ... See full summary »
41. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.
Votes: 15,595 | Gross: $0.06M
42. Andrew Bird: Fever Year (2011)
80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
The acclaimed musician's rigorous touring year culminates in perpetual fever as he crosses the finish line on crutches from an onstage injury. Concert documentary features collaborators Martin Dosh, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, and others.
44. Pilgrim Song (2012)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama
Seeking escape from his stalled relationship and unhappy place in the world, a recently pink-slipped music teacher sets out to hike Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace Trail. Among the verdant hills... See full summary »
45. Wolfy's Journey (2011)
60 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy