Film: Miss Sharon Jones!
Sled Island’s film programming opts for quality over quantity, offering screenings for just five titles, spread across the HiFi Club and the Theatre Junction GRAND. It might not be a bad idea to break up a long day of music with a documentary, and one of the biggest titles is Miss Sharon Jones!, a Barbara Kopple-directed profile that follows Sharon Jones and her band The Dap-Kings as they face her pancreatic cancer diagnosis. For more films at Sled Island, click here.
Comedy: James Hartnett
In terms of comedy at Sled Island, don’t miss Laugh Sabbath affiliate James Harnett. This Toronto-based writer/comedian is one of the funniest standups in Canada, known for absurd off-the-cuff premises and straight-faced character bits that are as bizarre as they are darkly hilarious. To learn more about Sled Island’s comedy programming, click here.