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Sidewalk Film – Film Screening and Discussion

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


February 15: Join Marsha Holley (Moundville Archaeological Park‘s Education Outreach Coordinator) and Laretta Weaver (Moundville Native American Festival Demonstrator) at Sidewalk Film in Birmingham, Alabama for a post-film discussion about Native Americans in Alabama! The screening of Home From School: The Children of Carlisle is at 7:00 pm and afterwards, moviegoers are invited to stay for the panel. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased through Sidewalk Film’s website.

About Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

“Kill the Indian in him, and save the man” was the guiding principle of the U.S. government-run Indian boarding school system starting in the late 19th-Century. The program removed tens of thousands of Native American children from their tribal homelands, and through brutal assimilation tactics, stripped them of their languages, traditions, and culture. The students were forced through a military-style, remedial education. Most children returned emotionally scarred, culturally unrooted with trauma that has echoed down the generations. Many students never returned home, having died at the schools. Home From School: The Children of Carlisle dives into history of the flagship federal boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and follows the modern-day journey of the Northern Arapaho Tribe as they seek to bring home the remains of three children who died at Carlisle over 100 years ago. To move forward they need to heal from the past, and in doing so they forge the way for other tribes to follow.

Released in 2021, Home From School is a co-production of Caldera Productions and Vision Maker Media and nationally broadcasts on the PBS series Independent Lens. It was nominated for a 2022 Heartland EMMY award for Best Documentary in Cultural Programs and was awarded the 2022 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Documentary. Home From School has been an Official Selection at 18 film festivals and has won top juried prizes at six festivals.

How to Purchase Tickets

Moviegoers can purchase tickets for the screening and post-film discussion through the Sidewalk Film’s website.


This film screening is set for February 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm and the post-film discussion with Marsha Holley and Laretta Weaver will take place after the film is over.


Tickets for this event are $15 each.


This event will take place in Birmingham, Alabama at the Sidewalk Film Center, located at 1821 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203.


The Pizitz parking deck entrance is located on the corner of 1st Avenue North & 18th Street North. The parking deck opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 12:30 a.m. Please Note: If your vehicle is left after the parking deck closes, you will not be able to obtain it until the deck re-opens the next morning. This is not a Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema policy and our staff will not be able to grant you access to your vehicle if left after hours. 

Parking Rates:
0-2 hours: Free
2-3 hours: $5
3-4 hours: $10
Over 4 hours: $20

Please retain your parking ticket to pay upon exiting. Payment accepted via cash or credit card. Lost ticket charge is $20

Street Parking

Metered street parking is available throughout most of downtown Birmingham. Paying the meter is only required between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm, Monday-Friday, making street parking free in the evenings and on weekends. Please note, most City of Birmingham meters accept nickels, dimes and quarters only.

Additional Parking Options

McWane Science Center Parking Garage:

If street parking and/or the Pizitz parking garage are not available to you, we recommend the parking deck at The McWane Science Center. McWane’s parking deck offers safe and convenient parking on 2nd Avenue North between 18th and 19th Streets from 6:30am to 6:30pm. The cost to exit the parking deck is $5. The exit gate accepts $1, $5, $10, $20 bills as well as debit and credit cards. You can also purchase a token at the ticketing counter inside the center.

Other Options

See the map above for a listing of additional surface parking lots and garages in the nearby area.

For more information about parking in downtown Birmingham, check out the Birmingham Parking Authority website.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email mmholley@ua.edu or call  (205) 371-8732.


February 15
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm