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Sidewalk Film Jazz Night

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Come out for an exciting evening filled with jazz as Sidewalk Film presents 3 fantastic events! Be sure to secure your tickets for each of these separate events, and come enjoy a night of incredible music and history.


60 min | John Alexander & JC Guest | FREE

Join John Alexander and JC Guest, director and producer of Little Satchmo, in this FREE discussion on Fair Use and Public Domain using Little Satchmo as a case study. John Alexander is an Emmy-winning director and editor whose work has been seen on PBS, Hulu, Epix, Sundance Channel, Amazon Prime, NFL Network, and Paramount+, in addition to on television and in cinemas worldwide. JC Guest is an Emmy-winning writer and producer whose work includes award winning features This Is Love and Bender. Alexander and Guest co-own and operates the production company and post-production house Crook & Nanny Productions, which offers full production and post-production services for narrative, documentary, commercial and industrial projects, both short form and feature length, specializing in seeing high-quality independent films to completion, with an emphasis on framing unique voices in a timely landscape. Southern Circuit is a program of SouthArts made possible through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Jazz Happy Hour (Free Live Performance)
60 min | FREE

Join us before the screening of Little Satchmo for libations and live music performed by UAB’s Faculty Jazz Ensemble.

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Southern Circuit: Little Satchmo (Filmmaker in Attendance!)
60 min | John Alexander | $15

To the world, Louis Armstrong is iconic — a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success, and unassailable character. To Sharon, he was simply Dad. Armstrong’s wholesome, non-threatening image preserved his singular career as a black performer with unfettered access to a white man’s world. Yet he was more than a caricature. In private, he held tightly to the things he loved. Perhaps closest to his heart was a child whom he hid from the world: a daughter sworn to a life of secrecy until now. Southern Circuit is made possible through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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November 8
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema, Inc
1821 2nd Ave. N,
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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