Sidewalk’s Teen Book + Film Club is a fun activity for your middle or high schooler this summer! Based on our monthly Book + Film Clubs, this summer program is an opportunity for teens to make new friends, watch fun films and engage their reading & critical thinking skills through the summer. Register by the deadline to have your books mailed to you. If you sign up after the deadline, don’t sweat it! You’ll just have to pick up your book from the cinema box office. Read the book and then join other teens as we screen the film adaptation and host a round-table discussion.
Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Film: The Outsiders (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)
Book Delivery Registration Deadline: Sunday June 26
If you sign up after the deadline, don’t sweat it! You’ll just have to pick up your book from the cinema box office
Registration fee includes 1 book, 1 private screening ticket, and the post film discussion.
Common Sense Media Book Review: Recommended for ages 12+
Common Sense Media Film Review: Recommended for ages 14+
Synopsis: A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy and Johnny get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.
We produce the nationally recognized Sidewalk Film Festival, the SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival; organize a wide variety of educational programs for filmmakers and hold other events that create interest in and enthusiasm for independent film. To expand on this work and better serve our mission we have opened the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, a two-screen independent movie theater in the heart of Birmingham’s historic theatre district.