Chloe Cook, executive director of Sidewalk Film Festival.

Chloe Cook has seen Sidewalk Film Festival through some high highs and low lows during her 15 years as executive director.

This year, still recovering from a major pivot during the pandemic, the festival expects to return to pre-pandemic crowds, and at least one industry magazine has named it to its list of 25 coolest film festivals in the world.

On the podcast, Cook talks about what it takes to make the festival happen, opening an independent cinema in downtown Birmingham and how Sidewalk has stayed viable during its 25-year history.

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