1999 Official Sidewalk Selections

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1. Any Day Now (1998–2002)

60 min | Drama

Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (... See full summary »

Stars: Annie Potts, Lorraine Toussaint, Chris Mulkey, Olivia Friedman

Votes: 613

Birmingham natives Mary Badham and Philip Alford in attendance

Actress Louise Fletcher in attendance

4. Possums (1998)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Max Burnett | Stars: Mac Davis, Cynthia Sikes, Greg Coolidge, Andrew Prine

Votes: 264

Opening Night

5. Chi Girl (1999)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

Van Lier plays Heather, a Chicago woman who thinks that she can sleep with any man simply because all men crave sex. A cameraman tapes her in her quest to get "laid". While she's trying (... See full synopsis »

Director: Heidi Van Lier | Stars: Heidi Van Lier, Joe Kraemer, Scott Benjaminson, Phil Smith

Votes: 117

8. Cry Havoc (1999)

61 min | Drama, War

Lost among the violent tides of World War II and the cold, barren landscapes of an Italian winter, an American Sniper struggles to keep his soul intact. Endlessly he murders German soldiers... See full summary »

Director: Adam Lamas | Stars: Amber Glassberg, John Howard, Adam Jones, Adam Lamas

Votes: 19

9. Six-String Samurai (1998)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai on his way to Lost Vegas takes a young orphan boy under his protection as Death and his metalhead Horsemen chase after them.

Director: Lance Mungia | Stars: Jeffrey Falcon, Justin McGuire, Kim De Angelo, Stephane Gauger

Votes: 6,448 | Gross: $0.12M

10. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Blade Hart

Votes: 3,551

11. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 234,489 | Gross: $73.71M

Special Outdoor Screening

13. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,456 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 229,399

17. Dill Scallion (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

The rise and fall of a school bus driver turned country music singer. Roger Ebert calls this film festival favorite "A country music Spinal Tap." Written and directed by Jordan Brady

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Billy Burke, Lauren Graham, Kathy Griffin, David Koechner

Votes: 305

18. Modulations (1998)

75 min | Documentary, Music

The evolution of electronic music and its many genres. How the wide range of styles and scenes formed through experimentations on sound formation.

Director: Iara Lee | Stars: Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Carl Cox, David Kristian

Votes: 346 | Gross: $0.14M

19. The Empty Mirror (1996)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, War

Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry J. Hershey | Stars: Norman Rodway, Camilla Søeberg, Peter Michael Goetz, Doug McKeon

Votes: 318 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Aurora (1998)

87 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 22nd century, seven explorers set out on a mission to Earth.

Director: Christopher Kulikowski | Stars: Christopher Stapleton, Michael Otis, David Jean Thomas, Christopher Heltai

Votes: 182

21. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13 | 73 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 17,185 | Gross: $1.01M

22. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 275,425

23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 841,521 | Gross: $112.00M



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