2008 Official Sidewalk Selectionsby SidewalkFilmFestival | created - 29 Oct 2018 | updated - 29 Oct 2018 | Public
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2. Make-Out with Violence (2008)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the grave.
4. Dance of the Dead (2008)
R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.
5. The Rock-afire Explosion (2008)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary
A cult fan favorite documentary which explores the rise and fall of Showbiz Pizza Place, it's animatronic rock band, and the origins of Chuck E. Cheese's.
7. Baghead (2008)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
4 "actors" go to a cabin in the woods for the weekend to write a movie script. They talk about a relationship movie or a paper bag over the head movie. It starts with an anonymous baghead and slowly escalates.
Votes: 5,014 | Gross: $0.14M
8. Anvil (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.
Votes: 16,352 | Gross: $0.67M
10. Fast Food Nation (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
An examination of the health risks involved in the fast food industry as well as its environmental and social consequences.
Votes: 24,378 | Gross: $1.00M
12. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.
Votes: 2,304 | Gross: $0.11M
13. Pop Skull (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror
Pop Skull depicts the lonely and disjointed life of Daniel, a young Alabama pill addict, as his efforts to cope with the trials of his day-to-day life collide with the increasing influence ... See full summary »
14. Fix (I) (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama
Milo has to get his brother to rehab before 8pm to keep him from doing 3 years in prison. Milo films the trip as documentary while his partner/Olivia Wilde drives, starting 5:20am in LA. Complications follow.
Votes: 923 | Gross: $0.01M
15. Skiptracers (2009)
96 min | Comedy
The South: the final frontier. These are the pursuits of the Trawicks, Their lifelong mission To recover imbecilic fugitives, To win glory upon the battlefields of peewee football, To ... See full summary »
16. King in Chicago (2008)
77 min | Documentary
In the national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday each year, most Americans recall or learn about Dr. King's leadership in confronting southern racism in Selma and ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary
Faubourg Treme documents the enduring legacy of one of the United States' oldest African American communities, an area just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans.
20. Jump! (II) (2007)
118 min | Biography, Drama
Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »
21. Crawford (2008)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
A documentary about the impact of President Bush's relocation to the small town of Crawford, Texas, shortly after announcing his candidacy for president.
22. Frontrunners (2008)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
It's hard to run for office - even in high school. And the campaign for student body president at Stuyvesant, perhaps the most prestigious public high school in the country, is almost as ... See full summary »
23. This Beautiful City (2007)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
When a woman plummets from her condo balcony in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood, five turbulent lives collide, releasing spurts and geysers of long suppressed sexuality and aggression.
24. Timecrimes (2007)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Votes: 64,584 | Gross: $0.04M
25. Humboldt County (2008)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.
Votes: 2,664 | Gross: $0.08M
26. 'Bama Girl (2008)
75 min | Documentary
A charismatic black woman at the University of Alabama runs for Homecoming Queen, going up against a century of ingrained racial segregation, internal black politics, and a secret association of all-white fraternities.
Director: Rachel Goslins
28. The Dhamma Brothers (2008)
76 min | Documentary
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient ... See full summary »
Votes: 462 | Gross: $0.03M
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
Votes: 37,305 | Gross: $0.02M
32. Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
Votes: 2,853 | Gross: $0.07M
33. Present Company (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
Leading very separate lives, Christy and her boyfriend Buddy live together in her parent's basement with their baby Mikey. As Christy, a waitress and aspiring writer, and Buddy, a plumber's... See full summary »
34. Cook County (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab.
Votes: 535 | Gross: $0.02M
35. Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship (2008)
75 min | Documentary
Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship is the true story of two men who cross racial boundaries during segregation in the 1940s and form a life-long friendship that takes extraordinary turns... See full summary »
36. Flow: For Love of Water (2008)
TV-Y7 | 84 min | Documentary
Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
Votes: 1,177 | Gross: $0.14M
37. Half-Life (2008)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father's desertion and the powerful presence of their mother's new boyfriend.
38. This American Gothic (2008)
Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary
This America Gothic is a history of one of the most famous paintings in the world and a quirky portrait of Eldon, Iowa, population 998, site of the house that inspired it. This American ... See full summary »
39. Adventures of Power (2008)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Music
In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Votes: 1,953 | Gross: $0.02M