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ATL @ Sidewalk: Rolling Against the Tide?

By gabe | Gabe's Declaration of Principles September 26, 2008 at 1:46AM

ATL @ Sidewalk: Rolling Against the Tide?
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Me (and Molly Mayeux, and Daniel Wallace) presenting prizes in Birmingham!

A few things about this weekend's Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama:

#1--I'll be missing the festival for the first time in its ten year history owing to the birth of my son. Trin's water broke at 1:15am, and the baby has decided to arrive two weeks early.

Trin calling the doctor to tell her that her water broke, at 1:15am

#2 This weekend has always been special to me, for reasons I can't fully explain. Sidewalk is a magical place. It was at the iron pour at Sloss Furnaces that I forged my own de facto wedding band for Trin, proposing upon return from Sidewalk...

...and the journey West on I-20 to Birmingham has become an annual ritual for the Atlanta Film Festival staff for the past three years.

#3 This annual trip to Birmingham helped us get our proverbial groove back in the ATL. Two years ago, we forged "IMAGE" logos at the Sloss Pour. Last year, we made original Rapid i Movement prizes...

I can't wait to see what the members of the Atlanta Film Festival staff forge at the furnaces this year!

Stay tuned to this site for updates!


#4 The Atlanta Film Festival staff is rolling against the tide.

This weekend is the HUGE Georgia/Alabama showdown in Athens. Which means the Tide will be rolling East from Birmingham, and all places Alabama in hopes of pulling an Oregon State on the (presumptive) #1 team in the nation.

Because of the scarcity of fuel in the Southeast right now, some are proposing they cancel tomorrow night's game.

Forget that! People will go Road Warrior up in this before they cancel a SEC game.

What do they think this is, a presidential debate?