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WFF: John Madden, Alan Thicke & Deepa Mehta To Be Honoured at Whistler Film Festival November 30-December 4

Canadian Icon Award: Alan Thicke. The Canadian actor is best known as the Dad on Growing Pains, Alan Thicke has had a long and varied career. He’s attending the festival with a new film, Chris Craddock’s comedy It’s Not My Fault And I Don’t Care Anyway.

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December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. For tickets click here.

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Trailblazer Award: Deepa Mehta. The Canadian director is best known for her Earth Fire Water trilogy — Water was nominated for a Best Foreign Language film Oscar. And for her adaption of Salman Rushdie’s award-winning novel Midnight’s Children.

Last year she brought Beeba Boys — loosely based on Vancouver Indo gangster Bindy Johal —  to the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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And this year, she’s bringing docudrama An Anatomy of Violence about the infamous Indian rapists of a young women on a decommissioned bus to the Whistler Film Festival.

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Plus heading up the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature jury, with 19 films competing.

December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. For tickets click here.

 

Past honourees include Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, Bruce Greenwood, Kim Catrall, Jason Priestley, Sarah Gadon, Ali Liebert, Emily Hampshire, Don Carmody, Rashida Jones, and Patton Oswalt.

 

 

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