Sidewalk will host world premiere of ‘Alabama Snake’ documentary

alabama snake

Sidewalk will host the world premiere of “Alabama Snake” – a documentary directed by Theo Love and highlighting an attempted murder plot in north Alabama – with two screenings this Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at its Pop-Up Drive In, located in the1st Ave N AL.com parking lot.

“We are excited for the world premiere of “Alabama Snake,” highlighting a unique culture, plot and individuals located right here in our own state,” said Chloe Cook, executive director, Sidewalk Film Festival and Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. “We have worked to ensure this event is safe for all attendees and look forward to welcoming filmgoers to both screenings.”

Alabama Snake documentary

Alabama Snake

Alabama Snake world premiere – Thursday, Dec. 3

  • 6:30 PM — First Screening of Alabama Snake (Sold Out)
  • 8:00 PM (Tentative) — Q&A with cast and crew
  • 9:00 PM — Second Screening of Alabama Snake (Tickets Available)
  • 10:30 PM (Tentative) — Q&A with cast and crew

 Sidewalk Starlite Pop-Up Drive In Al.com Parking Lot 1801 1st Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

The “Alabama Snake” documentary highlights the story of Pentecostal minister Glenn Summerford, who was accused of attempted murder with a rattlesnake in Scottsboro, Alabama. Local historian Dr. Thomas Burton is featured in the film, providing expertise on the Pentecostal snake holders, as he paints the picture of Summerford’s investigation and trial that has haunted the area for decades.

Sidewalk Alumni

Both Love, “Alabama Snake” director, as well as Bryan Storkel, producer, are alumni and longstanding attendees of Sidewalk Festival. In addition to the Dec. 3 event, their film will also premiere on HBO Max on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

For more information and guidelines for social distancing regulations, visit Sidewalk’s Facebook page here.


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