Donald Sutherland heads Whistler jury
Festival unveils 92-film lineup; 'One Week' is openerTORONTO -- Donald Sutherland is to head up the competition jury at the Whistler Film Festival, which kicks off Dec. 4 with Michael McGowan's Canadian road trip drama "One Week," which stars Joshua Jackson and Peter Spence.
Whistler organizers on Tuesday unveiled a 92-film lineup, which includes the U.S. indies "Dim Sum Funeral," from Anna Chi, Joel Hopkins' "Last Chance Harvey," with Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and James Brolin, and Robert Celestino's "Yonkers," which features Chazz Palminteri as a small-time con man in search of the perfect scam.
Whistler will close Dec. 7 with the Canadian zombie pic "Pontypool," from Bruce McDonald.
Sutherland, who will receive a special tribute in Whistler, is joined on the jury by Canadian filmmakers Patricia Rozema and Sturla Gunnarson.