Movies tip sheet: Whistler Film Festival

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      If Beale Street Could Talk

      This acclaimed adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins opens wide on Christmas Day, but WFF is offering a sneak peek on November 29 and 30.

       

      At Eternity’s Gate

      The Straight is proud to present the first Canadian festival screening of Julian Schnabel’s film, a revisionist portrait of Vincent van Gogh, played to the hilt by Willem Dafoe. Screens November 29 and 30.


      Woodland

      Rapidly becoming one of the busiest of filming locations, supernatural Haida Gwaii is the setting for this thriller about a photographer haunted by his own premonitory images. Screens November 29 and 30.

       

      Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics

      Standup comedian Shane Mauss picks up where Bill Hicks left off in this uproarious appreciation of third-eye work. Screens November 29 and December 2.

       

      Bella Ciao!

      In a role that mirrors her own life, Carmen Aguirre is among the ensemble players in this hymn to Commercial Drive and incantation against rising fascism. Screens November 30 and December 1.

      The Whistler Film Festival takes place from next Wednesday (November 28) to the following Sunday (December 2). For more information, visit the website.

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