Current & Upcoming Shows

The Raft - Poster

The Raft

Synopsis:

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as 'The Sex Raft', nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as 'one of the strangest group experiments of all time.

 

Opens Friday, June 7th and plays at least two weeks.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 16 - 3:10pm
  • June 18 - 7:10pm
  • June 19 - 9:10pm
  • June 20 - 9:10pm
Mouthpiece - Poster

Mouthpiece

Synopsis:

Cassandra, who is portrayed by the two women, expresses the opposing voices that exist inside the modern woman's head, during a 48-hour period as she tries to organize the affairs for her mother's funeral.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 21 - 7:00pm
  • June 21 - 9:00pm
  • June 22 - 1:00pm
  • June 22 - 3:00pm
  • June 22 - 9:00pm
  • June 26 - 7:00pm
  • June 26 - 9:00pm
  • June 27 - 7:00pm
  • June 27 - 9:00pm
Project Ithaca - Poster

Project Ithaca

Synopsis:

A group of strangers awaken aboard an alien spacecraft. Divided they will die. Together, they can find a way home.

June 18th - One night only

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 18 - 7:00pm

Paris Is Burning

Synopsis:

Jennie Livingston's documentary offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at the golden age of New York "Drag Balls" where rival fashion houses come together to celebrate, vogue and compete for bragging rights. Shot between 1985 and 1989, the narrative inter-cuts between individual stories that chronicle the experiences of the African-American and Latino, gay and transgender subculture in a time when the city was consumed by the ideals of wealth and glamour.

One night only

Upcoming Showtimes
  • August 31 - 7:00pm
Hell, or Tidewater - Poster

Hell, or Tidewater

Synopsis:

Set in the near future, Hell, or Tidewater is a thrill a minute underwater submarine action/sci-fi film told through the eyes of Lt. Cmdr. Allan Parker, a 40 something Sea Dog with a chip on his shoulder. The action surrounds the controversial Canadian energy industry and their longing to bring a pipeline to Tidewater.



June 1st (sneak peak), June 28th & June 29th

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 28 - 7:00pm
  • June 29 - 7:00pm
Wild Nights with Emily - Poster

Wild Nights with Emily

Synopsis:

Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 28 - 7:00pm
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind - Poster

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Synopsis:

The iconic Canadian musician, Gordon Lightfoot, reflects on his life and career.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 16 - 1:10pm
  • June 19 - 9:20pm
  • June 20 - 7:00pm
  • June 20 - 9:00pm
  • June 21 - 9:10pm
  • June 22 - 1:10pm
  • June 22 - 7:10pm
  • June 22 - 9:10pm
  • June 23 - 3:10pm
  • June 26 - 7:10pm
  • June 26 - 9:10pm
  • June 27 - 7:10pm
  • June 27 - 9:10pm
Open Your Mouth And Say… Mr. Chi Pig - Poster

Open Your Mouth And Say… Mr. Chi Pig

Synopsis:

A survivor against all odds, Mr. Chi Pig's story is one of redemption and perseverance. Cited as having some of the most unique songwriting and best live acts in punk rock, their influence had global reach as they paved the way for a new generation. The film includes live footage spanning decades and appearances from members of:

SNFU, BLACK FLAG, DEAD KENNEDYS, THE SMALLS, YOUTH BRIGADE, DOA, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, MISERY SIGNALS, GOOD RIDDANCE, YOU SAY PARTY, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, THE ASEXUALS and more.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • July 19 - 7:00pm
Indian Film Festival of Alberta - Poster

Indian Film Festival of Alberta

Synopsis:

The 5th Annual India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA - 2019): Bigger and better than ever, this year's festival features twenty films in eight different languages, including English, from all parts of India as well as Canada.

June 14-16th 

http://indiafilmfestival.ca/calgary.htm

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 16 - 11:00am
  • June 16 - 1:30pm
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project - Poster

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Synopsis:

"We can’t wait for you to see this mind-blowing film. Matt Wolf’s 2013 documentary Teenage, an innovative documentary about adolescence, was one of the most talked-about films we’ve screened at Sled – and we’ve been eagerly anticipating Recorder ever since. It’s the story of Marion Stokes, who secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years. Her 70,000 VHS tapes capture history in a way no one else has. Unbeknownst to the public, networks have largely disposed of their archives, but Marion caught it all. Before fake news, she captured the truth. Triumphs, catastrophes, talk shows and commercials.

 

It’s a mystery in a time capsule and it’s endlessly fascinating. It’s about a radical Communist activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse archivist and paid a profound price for dedicating her life to this visionary, maddening project. Recorder also features music by Sled Island alum Owen Pallett."

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 19 - 7:00pm
Echo In The Canyon - Poster

Echo In The Canyon

Synopsis:

"Laurel Canyon in the 1960s was a hub for emerging talent and home to some of the most significant and influential musicians of the era. It was a unique moment in time where neighbours collaborated and formed some of the bands that defined the California 60s sound. Tom Petty, Graham Nash, Regina Spektor, Jackson Brown, Cat Power, Ringo Starr, Stephen Stills, Jakob Dylan and many others reflect on the significance and influence the Laurel Canyon scene had on their work. Echo in the Canyon is a warm, feel-good time."

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 20 - 7:00pm
ImagineNATIVE Showcase: New Waves - Poster

ImagineNATIVE Showcase: New Waves

Synopsis:

Sled Island is pleased to partner for the second year with ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (October 22 – 27, 2019). 

ImagineNATIVE is a global hub for indigenous-made media arts. To mark National Indigenous People’s Day, we’re thrilled to present the festival’s New Waves shorts showcase, featuring a new generation of storytellers who explore their past and present connections, mythology and cultural heritage in these short films. We hope you’ll enjoy this showcase of new talent as much as we do! 

 

Please note some sensitive subject matter: residential school and loss of culture.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 21 - 7:00pm
ImagineNATIVE Showcase: Tia & Piujuq - Poster

ImagineNATIVE Showcase: Tia & Piujuq

Synopsis:

Our ImagineNATIVE showcase continues with a charming debut feature film from Lucy Tulugarjuk. Tia, a young Syrian girl new to Montreal, longs for friends when she accidentally discovers a magic portal. Through this portal she meets Piujuq, an equally bored and lonely Inuk girl who introduces Tia to her world. 

Tia and Piujuq spend their time together connecting through games and Inuit stories when their blossoming friendship is threatened by a mysterious figure. Tia and Piujuq is an ideal cinematic treat for families and young people.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 22 - 7:00pm
What We Do in the Shadows - Poster

What We Do in the Shadows

Synopsis:

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • July 3 - 8:00pm
The Raid: Redemption - Poster

The Raid: Redemption

Synopsis:

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • July 5 - 10:00pm
I'll Take Your Dead - Poster

I'll Take Your Dead

Synopsis:

A man who disposes of bodies for gangsters in a nearby city faces a difficult decision when one of the "corpses" turns out to still be alive.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • July 5 - 7:00pm
When I Stutter - Poster

When I Stutter

Synopsis:

A documentary that reveals the humanity that exists within an often mysterious malady. The stories told by the film’s participants run the gamut of human emotion... Some are dark, some are funny and others are triumphant.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 23 - 2:00pm