2019 Official Sidewalk Selectionsby SidewalkFilmFestival | created - 10 Sep 2019 | updated - 10 Sep 2019 | Public
21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival Feature Film Lineup (plus shorts when available)
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1. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.
Votes: 91,089 | Gross: $13.12M
Life & Liberty Spotlight Night - special preview screening
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Horror
SHOUT LGBTQ Spotlight Night - special preview screening
3. The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion (2019)
TV-MA | 67 min | Documentary, Music
The story of how hip hop changed fashion, leading to the stratospheric and global rise of street wear. It is a journey of African American creativity and the limitless possibilities of a cultural movement on a global scale.
Black Lens Spotlight Night
4. Biography: I Want My MTV (2019)
TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Music
In 1981, a new channel burst onto the rising spectrum of cable TV offerings. It became a touchstone for young people and a new format for musicians and filmmakers to show off their talents.
5. Clementine (2019)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Reeling from a one-sided breakup, heartbroken Karen breaks into her ex's lake house. There, she strikes up a complicated relationship with provocative younger woman Lana.
7. We Believe in Dinosaurs (2019)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary
We Believe in Dinosaurs follows the design and construction of a massive $120 million Noah’s Ark replica in rural Kentucky, telling the story of the unsettling and uniquely American conflict between science and religion.
8. Only (2019)
TV-MA | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a comet releases a mysterious virus that begins to kill all the women in the world, a young couple hides out in their over-sterilized apartment trying to fight for their lives.
9. Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles (2018 TV Movie)
40 min | Documentary
The Tigerbelles, coached by the legendary, irascible Mr. Temple, were a group of African American female track athletes who broke the color barrier of the Olympics in the 1950s and '60s, ... See full summary »
Director: Thomas L. Neff
78 min | Documentary
A profile of the legendary Southern gardener Ryan Gainey
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued across the galaxy by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Votes: 1,288,590 | Gross: $290.48M
13. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)
PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.
Votes: 799 | Gross: $0.88M
14. Markie in Milwaukee (2019)
92 min | Documentary
Assembled from over 10 years of footage, Markie in Milwaukee tells the story of a midwestern transgender woman as she struggles with the prospect of de-transitioning under the pressures of her fundamentalist church, family and community.
Director: Matt Kliegman
15. Range Runners (2019)
111 min | Thriller
A woman thru-hiking an isolated trail runs into trouble when her pack is hijacked by two men hiding out in the woods, desperate and on the run. Now, stranded and left to fend for herself, ... See full summary »
16. Ocean Quest Xprize Competition Documentary (2018 Video)
49 min | Documentary, Family
Follow the incredible journey of the underdog team of Junior High and High School students advancing to the semi finals of the international Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition to map ... See full summary »
17. Greener Grass (2019)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy
Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.
18. Vita & Virginia (2018)
Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The fascinating true story of the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
Votes: 4,115 | Gross: $0.04M
R | 87 min | Horror
A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.
Votes: 71,342 | Gross: $30.00M
21. Iron Grit (2019)
105 min | Documentary
In 1979, a city official seeks to get elected as the first Black mayor in Birmingham, Alabama in the midst of racial unrest after the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black girl by a White police officer.
24. 17 Blocks (2019)
96 min | Documentary
Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
25. The Grizzlies (2018)
R | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.
26. The Nightingale (I) (2018)
R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
Votes: 31,615 | Gross: $0.39M
27. Black Magic for White Boys (2017)
105 min | Comedy
In an almost ruined theater, among bizarre characters, a businessman decides to appeal to his old book of "real" magic spells to modify his financial crisis while a middle-aged man gets in trouble when his new girlfriend becomes pregnant.
28. Finding Big Country (2018)
40 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
17 years after controversial Vancouver Grizzlies star Big Country Bryant Reeves leaves town, super fan Kat Jayme goes on a mission to find her childhood hero and tell his story.
30. Circus of Books (2019)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking ... See full summary »
31. Changing the Game (2019)
TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
Transgender high school athletes from across the country compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
32. Flawless (2018)
97 min | Drama
Three teenagers from Jerusalem sell their kidneys to pay for cosmetic surgery and prom dresses. As a secret uncovers they realize nothing is as it seems.
33. Premature (2019)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Seventeen year-old Ayanna meets handsome and mysterious Isaiah in her path toward self-discovery. Her entire world is turned upside down as she travails on the rigorous terrain of young love in the summer before she leaves for college.
34. Shakedown (2018)
72 min | Documentary, Drama, History
SHAKEDOWN chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. Cumulatively, questions ... See full summary »
2019 Sidewalk Stripper Movie #2
35. The Death of Dick Long (2019)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Dick died last night, and Zeke and Earl don't want anybody finding out how. That's too bad though, cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama.
37. In Fabric (2018)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.
39. This One's for the Ladies (2018)
NC-17 | 82 min | Documentary
This documentary explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary black America through intimate, eye opening and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing.
Votes: 159 | Gross: $0.01M
2019 Sidewalk Stripper Movie #3
40. The Green Fog (2017)
63 min | Mystery
Director Guy Maddin's interpretation of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Vertigo, pieced together using footage from old films and television shows shot in and around the San Francisco area.
41. Sister Aimee (2019)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy
America’s most famous evangelist is a woman looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, and swept up in her lover’s daydreams about Mexico, she finds herself on a wild road trip to the border. Based on true events. Mostly made up.
42. Amazing Grace (2018)
G | 89 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
Votes: 4,755 | Gross: $4.45M
43. Scheme Birds (2019)
90 min | Documentary
As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where "you either get knocked up or locked up," innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.
44. Strange Negotiations (2019)
91 min | Documentary
A documentary exploring the spiritual, artistic, and personal turmoil of musician David Bazan (from the band Pedro the Lion), set against America's own crisis of faith highlighted by the 2016 presidential election.
45. Pizza: A Love Story (2019)
85 min | Documentary