Today, I’m driving up to the Whistler Film Festival once again (I think this is the 5th year I’ve covered it for Miss604). I really look forward to this time every year; snow and movie magic go very well together.
Unfortunately, I’m only able to cover the festival for few days; however, I’m interested to see this year’s line up (though I’m very sad I wasn’t able to make it to last night’s latest from François Ozon–In the House), including local indie favourite, Hit ‘n Strum, on Saturday night, directed by Kirk Caouette and starring Caouette and Michelle Harrison. The film tells the story about a woman who hits a busker with her car and develops a life-changing relationship with him.
I’m also going to try to catch Mad Ship, directed by David Mortin, starring Gil Bellows, about a Norwegian immigrant to Western Canada in the 1920’s, and is up for the Borso’s Award for Best Canadian Feature. I’m going to attempt to watch the all the films up for the Borso’s competition (whether it be through a screen or in the theatre: All that you Posses (directed by Bernard Émond), Blood Pressure and My Awkward Sexual Adventure (both directed by Sean Garrity, Fair Sex (directed by Martin Laroche), Picture Day (Kate Melville) and Still (directed Michael McGowan), and Home again (Sudz Sutherland).
There is a spotlight tonight on Daniel Radcliff and an in conversation with Rashida Jones. James Cromwell will also be around as he attended Wednesday’s night’s showing of Still, in which he starred.
Also on my radar will be on the events and benefit surrounding Paul Haggis’ Artists For Peace and Justice foundation to promote peace and justice and address poverty issues around the world.
The Whistler Film Festival runs November 28 to December 2, 2012. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for more event information.