(via wireservice.ca) Whistler Film Festival opened last night with a gala featuring a screening of the movie Carol. This potentially Oscar-winning film tells the story of two lesbians who fall in love. In the 1950s. Already it sounded like a pretty interesting film.
I’m sure the opening gala was a fun night of mingling, connecting and dining on free food. But with WFF already in motion, what other events are there to check out besides the movie screenings?
An interesting event within the festival (though not completely film related) is the L’Oreal Men Expert Bobsleigh Race, where guests head up Whistler Sliding Centre’s icy track to witness a team of men in tight suits flying down the hill at top speed in a giant rocket-shaped crate. And if that isn’t exciting enough, there’s also the opportunity of watching BC celebrities partake in the Celebrity Challenge Ski Race down Whistler mountain on December 5th.
Happening tomorrow night and December 5th from 3 pm to 7 pm is the Music Cafe, which will feature up and coming musicians and artists of BC, performing live at Garfinkel’s nightclub. This will be a good opportunity for musical talent to interact with filmmaking executives in charge of original soundtracks. On December 4th, WFF will be paying a special tribute from Pandora to Kiefer Sutherland and premiering his latest dramatic movie Forsaken at the Rainbow Theatre at 9 pm. Also on the very next day Robert Carlyle will be receiving his Maverick award and screening his very first directed film ever, The Legend of Barney Thomson (9:30 pm, Rainbow Theatre).
Other events to check out and enjoy include Variety 10 Screenwriters to Watch, happening at Millennium Place at 3:30 pm on December 5th, the R-Rated party at the Longhorn happening that night, and to top it all off, be sure to join in the closing gala which will feature the screening of Numb by Jason Goode.