Sled Island: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Film at Sled Island 2019!

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Globe Cinema - 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
$12 General Admission | $214 Discovery Pass | $366 Discovery Plus Pass | $40 All-Ages Pass
* Sled Island passes offer access to all Sled Island events

Documentary, Dir. Matt Wolf, USA, 2019, 87 mins

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.

Recorder is 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. 

About Sled Island

Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have fused to produce a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 35 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.

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