FREE show Wednesday, August 29: SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL at Whistler Olympic Plaza
Film lovers will have another place to watch movies this summer – on the lawn, in the open air, under the stars at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Celestial Cinema will take place on Wednesday nights from 8-10pm at Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of the Whistler Presents summer entertainment program. The dates are August 1, August 8, August 22 and August 29.
The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) will be programming the Celestial Cinema screening series which will include a mix of crowd pleasers, audience and critic favorites.This open-air cinema featuring free, family-friendly outdoor film nights will be hosted by the Film Festival’s Programming Manager Angie Nolan.
Bring your lawn chairs to sit on, blankets to get cozy under and picnic baskets, or pick some snacks and hot chocolate from one of the many eateries lining the plaza or in the village. All ages are welcome and all films will be rated PG or G (Parental Guidance or General). Smoking and alcohol will not be permitted.
The series is weather permitting and will be moved to Millennium Place in the event of rain showers with seating available for free on a first come first serve basis. The call will be made at 6:00 pm on the evening of the screenings. WFFS gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of BC to produce the series.
Wednesday, August 29: SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL
Director: Michael McGowan Starring: Noah Reid, Allie McDonald, Olivia Newton-John, Marc Jordan, Nelly Furtado
“A warm, irreverent and irresistibly goofy love letter to Canada’s national pastime, “Score: A Hockey Musical” pretty much says it all, serving up singing-and-dancing hockey players, gentle satire and even musical icon Olivia Newton-John, in one unapologetically pleasant package.” Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
Featuring a long list of famous Canadian cameos, Score: A Hockey Musical is a love letter to Canada that is a wry celebration of all the qualities that define us as a people – kindness, politeness, self-effacement and an ability to poke fun at ourselves. The story centres on Farley Gordon (Noah Reid), a 17-year-old who’s led a sheltered life, raised on a diet of organic living, home schooling and trips to the art gallery. His best friend is Eve (Allie MacDonald), the girl who’s lived next door since they were both three. Much to the dismay of his intellectual parents (Olivia Newton-John and Marc Jordan), Farley loves to play shinny with the local rink rats. To their even greater dismay, Farley is signed by a junior league team, where his stick-handling skills make him an instant star. But Farley discovers that hockey fame comes with a price, including the expectation to fight on the ice. Throw in a changing relationship with Eve – and Farley finds himself losing his way.