The Sled Island experience is about more than just music. With that in mind, we are proud to announce this year's robust film program! With docs chronicling music from Montreal to Cambodia, the unlikely rock royalty story of a Harvard dropout, and a loose Tuareg take on Prince's Purple Rain (starring none other than Sled Island 2015 artist and Godspeed You! Black Emperor pick Mdou Moctar), this may be Sled Island's most memorable film lineup yet.
Our 2015 program offers a wealth of documentaries, including A City Is An Island, which explores the rich musical talent in Montreal and the relationship that language has to the city's musical output; Danny Says, the unexpected story of a Harvard dropout who went on to work with a veritable who's who of musicians that shaped 20th century music (Danny Fields and filmmaker Brendan Toller in attendance!); and Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll, a one-of-a-kind look at a music scene formed out of conflict. As a very special booking, we've tapped Akounak Teggdalit Taha Tazoughai, the first-ever feature-length film with dialogue exclusively in Tuareg. The film, which translates to Rain the Colour of Red with a Little Blue In It, is a gorgeously shot homage to Prince's Purple Rain, starring Mdou Moctar.
Tickets will be available soon, but don't forget—a festival pass is the best way to experience film, music and more at Sled Island!