The Whistler Film Festival Goes Global

Netflix has nothing on this newly virtual institution.

Normally, this 20-year-old film fest is a cinematic treat for ski bums after a long day on the slopes. This year, resilient organizers have moved the fest online and it features a program stuffed with emerging Canadian Talent. Music video director Wendy Morgan makes her full-length feature debut with the provocative opening night flick Sugar Daddy, a seductive story about a young female composer (Letterkenny’s Kelly McCormack) selling herself to an older man (Colm Feore) with connections in the industry. Other titles tell essential tales from forgotten parts of Canada: The Corruption of Divine Providence follows the disturbing disappearance of a Métis girl in rural Manitoba, while Goddess of the Fireflies— a box-office smash before cinemas closed—provides a grungy glimpse into the lives of Quebec teens in the 90s.

All films available until Thursday, Dec. 31. $15 a single ticket, multi-ticket passes from $40.

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