2007 Official Sidewalk Selections

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1. Great World of Sound (2007)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

When a man answers an advertisement to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered musicians, only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Pat Healy, Kene Holiday, John Baker, Robert Longstreet

Votes: 1,258 | Gross: $0.02M

2. The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)

85 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Nicholas Kristof, Brian Steidle

Votes: 1,597 | Gross: $0.13M

3. Mexican Sunrise (2007)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Ryan is getting married. His friends take him across the US-Mexican border for a bachelor party the night before his wedding. A night that begins with tequila and strippers turns fatal when... See full summary »

Director: Rowdy Stovall | Stars: Armand Assante, Jordan Belfi, William Gregory Lee, Reed Frerichs

Votes: 136

4. Fish Kill Flea (2007)

50 min | Documentary

Once thriving, a dead mall in upstate New York is now home to a ragtag flea market, living proof that the American Dream is in perpetual decay. Blending vérité with a stylized wit, this ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian M. Cassidy, Aaron Hillis, Jennifer Loeber

Votes: 26

5. The Paper (2007)

78 min | Documentary

The Paper takes an in-depth look at the pressures and problems of modern journalism as faced by the staff of a university newspaper embroiled in controversy. Following a year in the life of... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Matthews | Stars: Laura Baker, Chico Harlan, Kayur Patel, Bridget Smith

Votes: 33

6. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young

Votes: 2,063 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Low and Behold (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

TURNER STULL(Barlow Jacobs), an uninspired young man, trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, arrives in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans to work as an insurance claims ... See full summary »

Director: Zack Godshall | Stars: Eddie Rouse, Julia Adams, Jude Cambise, Joe Fontana

Votes: 100

8. Dirty Country (2007)

70 min | Documentary

Larry Pierce is a family man and factory worker who lives in Middletown, Indiana with his wife Sandy. Outside of his regular nine-to-five job, Pierce has also been writing and recording ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher | Stars: Red Peters, Larry Pierce, Clarence Reid, John Valby

Votes: 49

9. Hellfighters (2007)

87 min | Documentary, Sport

In their third season, the Harlem Hellfighters try to prove that they deserve to become Harlem's high school football team. But it's a struggle every yard of the way for Duke Fergerson, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Frankel

Votes: 34

10. Murder Party (2007)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Chris Sharp, Kate Porterfield, Tess Porterfield Lovell, Puff Snooty

Votes: 11,730

11. Blood Car (2007)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood...HUMAN BLOOD.

Director: Alex Orr | Stars: Mike Brune, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Orr, Matt Hutchinson

Votes: 2,591

12. Strictly Background (2007)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary spotlighting movie extras - the indispensable background actors in films.

Director: Jason Connell | Stars: Terry Bolo, Geoffrey Gould, Cecilia Hartfeld, Louis McCarten

Votes: 262

13. Compañeras (2007)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music

The story of America's first all-female Mariachi band.

Directors: Matthew Buzzell, Elizabeth Massie

Votes: 24

14. August the First (2007)

81 min | Drama

The party to celebrate Tunde Ibirinde's graduation is the backdrop for a far more momentous occasion: the return of estranged father Dipo, after over a decade of absence. Each family member must face their feelings before they face Dipo.

Director: Lanre Olabisi | Stars: Ian Alsup, Dennis Rubin Green, Kerisse Hutchinson, Joy Merriweather

Votes: 236

15. Join Us (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Raymund Melz, Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Liz Shaw

Votes: 141

16. Mr. Dial Has Something to Say (2007 Video)

60 min | Documentary

The documentary film "Mr. Dial Has Something to Say" investigates the problem of classism and racism in the elite American art world. By following the dramatic, disturbing story of Thornton... See full summary »

Director: Celia Carey

Votes: 9

17. Darius Goes West (2007)

92 min | Documentary

Darius Weems, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, travels across the country with eleven friends on a mission to get his wheelchair customized by MTV's "Pimp My Ride."

Director: Logan Smalley | Stars: Darius Weems, Andrew Carson, Daniel Epting, John Hadden

Votes: 267

18. Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey (2005)

57 min | Documentary

Henderson's decisions on affirmative action, environmental protection and prison reform --and the furors that surrounded them --serve as a prism on these changes and what they mean for American society.

Director: Abby Ginzberg | Stars: Carl Lumbly, Andrew Young, Thelton E. Henderson, Jackie Robinson

Votes: 21

19. A Dream in Doubt (2007)

PG | 56 min | Documentary

A look at post-9/11 hate crimes against Sikhs in America.

Director: Tami Yeager | Star: Reena Shah

Votes: 29

20. Her Best Move (2007)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Fifteen year-old soccer prodigy Sara Davis has a chance to join the U.S. national team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.

Director: Norm Hunter | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Leah Pipes, Lisa Darr, Jhoanna Flores

Votes: 2,320

21. Overflow (2007 Video)

67 min | Drama

Six high school seniors from diverse backgrounds are thrown together on the first day of summer vacation. It would be a day that would change their lives forever. From this experience they ... See full summary »

Director: Jana Harris | Stars: Frederick Crochen, Imani Crochen, Jana Harris, Stevie Hendricks

Votes: 5

22. American Fork (2007)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams: his acting ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bowman | Stars: Hubbel Palmer, Kathleen Quinlan, Geoff Hansen, Scott Lincoln

Votes: 697 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Row Hard No Excuses (2007)

83 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

Two men set out to win a trans-Atlantic rowboat race.

Director: Luke Wolbach | Stars: Tom Mailhot, John Zeigler

Votes: 33

24. Weirdsville (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Taryn Manning, Matt Frewer

Votes: 4,323 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Lost and Found in Mexico (2007)

53 min | Documentary

LOST and FOUND in MEXICO explores the question: What lies on the other side of the American dream? This quirky documentary explores the lives of Americans who chose to leave their ... See full synopsis »

Director: Caren Cross

Votes: 14

26. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,455 | Gross: $0.31M

27. The Jesus Guy (2007)

TV-PG | 66 min | Documentary

He looks like Jesus Christ. And preaches like St. Francis of Assisi. Some say he's "a kook." Others, "a blessing from God." Barefoot, and clad in a white robe, he's walked through 47 states... See full summary »

Director: Sean Tracey | Stars: Carl James Joseph, Connie Muir, Shanti Desai, James C. Timlin

Votes: 20

28. True Love (2007)

95 min | Drama, Romance

Three LA couples--one at the beginning of their relationship, one on the outs, and one in the middle--must deal with the harsh realities of modern companionship.

Director: Henry Barrial | Stars: Val Lauren, Julian Acosta, Randall Batinkoff, Mercedez Carolina

Votes: 33

29. Last Stop for Paul (2006)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

Charlie and Cliff decide they want to go to the Full Moon party in Thailand. Along the way they travel around the world sprinkling the ashes of their dead friend Paul. As they go from ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Mandt | Stars: Neil Mandt, Marc Carter, Gregory Poppen, Eric Wing

Votes: 571 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Kamp Katrina (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

A woman converts her backyard into a tent city in which 10 displaced people live for 6 months. She provides construction jobs and basic resources to help rebuild the city. The situation ... See full summary »

Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin | Stars: Charles Filhiol, Linda Pearl Scott

Votes: 28

31. Park (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

Park takes place all in one day in a public park in Los Angeles, as 11 disaffected Angelenos find both love and loss in unexpected ways.

Director: Kurt Voelker | Stars: Dagney Kerr, Tank, Vincent Riverside, Ian Shelley

Votes: 1,254

32. Come Walk in My Shoes (2007)

57 min | Documentary

The Honorable John R. Lewis (D-GA) leads colleagues from the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on an emotional pilgrimage to sacred sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama.... See full summary »

Director: Robin Smith | Star: John Lewis

33. Beyond the Call (2006)

82 min | Documentary, War

In an Indiana Jones meets Mother Teresa adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war.

Director: Adrian Belic

Votes: 83

35. The Ten (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

50 Metascore

10 stories, each inspired by one of the 10 commandments.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody

Votes: 16,742 | Gross: $0.77M

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