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April 29 - May 3

Shella Record – A Reggae Mystery

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 29 at 9:15 PM
May 1 at 12:45 PM
May 3 at 3:15 PM

For 10 years, artist and record fanatic Chris Flanagan has been a man obsessed, haunted by the woman’s voice featured on a 10-cent record he bought in a thrift store. Who is this soulful siren, calling to him from another time and place, credited only with the name Shella Record? Determined to find the elusive artist, Chris sets off on a quest that leads him from a hairdressing studio in Toronto, to a fortune teller in L.A., to the legendary recording studios of Jamaica. Along the way, he discusses the history of Jamaica’s music with some of reggae’s greatest hitmakers, including Bunny “Striker” Lee and Earl “Chinna” Smith. The film uses Chris’s own artistic practice of carefully crafted miniatures to help tell a playful story of obsession, the power of music and final redemption.

More information and tickets

April 29, 9:15 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2, 350 King Street West

May 1, 12:45 PM (open captions)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 4, 259 Richmond Street West

May 3, 3:15 PM (closed captions)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 3, 259 Richmond Street West

Closed captions on April 29 and May 3. Open captions on May 1. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom on site. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Elevator/escalator access to all levels. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Water fountain on site.

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Wheelchair accessible. Accessing seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Elevator/escalator access to all cinema levels. Accessible public transport & accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Accessible water fountain on site.