November 21, 2013 Features & Images » Feature Story

Pique Highlights of the Festival 

There are many excellent films to choose from at WFF this year. Here are a few options:

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Cas & Dylan

Dec. 4 at 6:30p.m. and 9:30p.m.

Vancouver's Jason Priestley's bittersweet road movie starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany has already gained a lot of attention in the run-up to the festival. Dreyfuss plays a terminally ill doctor and Maslany the hitchhiker who comes along for the ride.

Selected as the Opening Gala Movie on Wednesday,

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Citizen Marc

Friday, Dec. 6 at 6p.m.

A look at the Canadian pro-marijuana activist Marc Emery, who is now serving five years in an American jail for selling pot seeds by mail to Americans. He is shown to be an egocentric, Ayn Randian capitalist, but his extradition to the U.S. through complicity between both nations' authorities asks serious questions about Canada's sovereignty.

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Amazonia 3D

Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4p.m.

A pro-ecology family film about how a pet capuchin monkey is lost in the Amazonian jungle following an airplane crash during a heavy storm. We learn about the tropical rainforest and the creatures that live there.

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Dallas Buyers Club

Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9:45p.m.

Matthew McConaughey plays Texas good ol' boy Ron Woodroof, a sexually promiscuous man who contracts the HIV virus. Given only a few months to live, Woodroof decides to fight back against the American medical and pharmaceutical system by buying unapproved drug treatments from overseas.

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The Crash Reel

Closing the festival on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6:30p.m.

Twice Oscar-nominated documentary director Lucy Walker tells the story of seriously injured world-class snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a debilitating head injury in a training accident in 2008. His recovery is carefully covered and The Crash Reel goes beyond the typical sports movie to look at determination, love and recovery.

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