Sidewalk weekend is officially in full swing!  Most of the out-of-town filmmakers arrived yesterday just in time for the first two parties, which lasted well into the wee hours of the morning.  An electric chemistry happens when you put a lot of creative spirits together at an event like this.  It’s not news that making a film can be an all-consuming project, so being able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor at film festivals such as this one is a huge reward for a job well done.  A lot of the filmmakers here in town are highly accomplished and have big futures ahead of them.  It’s really cool to be a part of that for one weekend a year.

It was a smart call to take off of work today.  I still got up at my usual time (thanks body clock) but I plan to take it easy for the better part of the day.  I will probably squeeze a run in sometime after lunch, as well as a nap.  🙂  Tonight is the opening night film, which I believe is pretty close to selling out at the Alabama Theatre.  There is a “red carpet” party before the movie, followed by a post party at the B&A Warehouse.  Sounds like another late night…

With friends on top of the Kress building in downtown Birmingham!

Even baby Mali loves Sidewalk!

Ali the super photog!