Magazine article Screen International

Whistler Premieres to Include Mad Ship, Blood Pressure

Magazine article Screen International

Whistler Premieres to Include Mad Ship, Blood Pressure

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Whistler's full programme to be announced Nov 1.

The 12th annual Whistler Film Festival has confirmed some early programme highlights, including two world premieres in the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian feature: David Morton's first feature Mad Ship [pictured], a story of a Scandinavian immigrant eager to leave the Depression-era dustbowl in a handmade ship; and Sean Garrity's Blood Pressure, about an unhappy wife who starts receiving anonymous notes tempting her to perform certain inexplicable acts of voyeurism directed towards a mysterious young man.

Two other films in competition will include Canadian sex comedy My Awkward Sexual Adventure and Michael McGowan's Still, which stars James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold.

WFF's Director of Programming Paul Gratton said: "This year's Whistler Film Festival program will prove to be an exciting and eclectic mix of traditional quality festival fare, sprinkled with a large sampling of the unusual, the unexpected and the just plain entertaining. …

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