Sled Island Music and Arts Festival announced official selections for its 2013 film program. In partnership with the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Premiere of Museum Hours directed by Jem Cohen, Executive Producers Guy Picciotto and Patti Smith, starring Canadian music icon Mary Margaret O’Hara will open the program on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at The Glenbow Museum. The Closing Gala screening at The Globe Cinema on Tuesday June 25, 2103 with Alberta Premiere of The Legend of Kaspar Hauser directed and written by Davide Manuli and starring Vincent Gallo. Now in its 7th year the Sled Island film program is an off-the-beaten-path boutique of independent cinema spread over multiple days in multiple venues around downtown Calgary, Alberta.
The 2013 Sled Island film program is running from Tuesday, June 18 through to Tuesday, June 25, find Canadian and Alberta Premieres of concert documentaries, narrative features, music videos, community presentations and guest curated international shorts. Events include an outdoor Secret Cinema Bike-In, as well as nightly after-parties at Milk Tiger Lounge. Also, confirmed is an Artists Talk with North Country Cinema guest film curators Kyle Thomas and Alexander Carson.
“The Sled Island film program is a terrific mix of independent and unconventional cinema,” says Programmer and Coordinator Jeanette Burman. Burman elaborates, “Whether it be getting a glimpse into arists’ on tour in Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film and Suuns Europe 2011; New visions in Selected Works of Emily Kai Bock & Evan Prosofsky, the totally bonkers and truly fascinating The Legend of Kaspar Hauser or the Canadian Premiere of indie darling Matthew Porterfield’s new feature I Used To Be Darker; our programmers have selected thought provoking and entertaining films and we are presenting them with special events and lots of parties—bring dancing shoes.”
“In developing this year’s film program we worked to expand the existing spirit and mandate of Sled Island,” says Jesse Cumming, Programmer, continuing, “Like the music and visual arts components SLED ISLAND FILM shares a belief in championing up and coming artists, especially with Canadian and independent cinema, a desire to challenge what can be expected with familiar forms and an appreciation for classics that still deserve our attention. We hope you enjoy this year’s edition!”