This coming Wednesday evening, the film rolls for the final time at the shores of Lost Lake, as LUNA plays host to the last Lunafliks screening of the summer.
To wrap the season up right, they've decided to end on a nostalgic note, and have selected a crowd-pleasing favourite that heralds back to the inaugural days of Lunafliks screenings (back when they were called the Lost Lake Pic-Flics). In fact, those first two Lunafliks films were Run Lola Run and Amelie .
The first screening this month was Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Tom Tykwer (of Run Lola Run fame), and on Wednesday, Aug. 18, they'll be screening Micmacs , the latest film by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet ( Amelie ).
Micmacs tells the story of Bazil, an "inspired and gentle-natured dreamer" who doesn't have much luck: he was orphaned by a mine that exploded in the middle of the Moroccan desert, and years later was hit by a stray bullet that lodged in his brain. Released from hospital after his latest near-death accident, Bazil is taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a modern-day Ali Baba's cave. Then one day, Bazil happens upon the building of the weapons manufacturers that caused all of his misfortune. He sets out to take revenge, with the help of his faithful gang of wacky friends, of course.
The feature film will be preceded by Whistler resident Robjn Taylor's short film, Firetruck Earrings.
This is your last crack at joining in the Lunafliks fun this summer, so dig out your hoodies, blankets and bug spray and head down to the event, which starts at 8:30 p.m. with a BBQ and music. Catch a free shuttle from the gondolas starting at 8:30 p.m.
Entry is $7, and the BBQ spread costs an additional $5. In the event of rain, Lunafliks will move indoors to Lost Lake Passivhaus. Visit www.lunawhistler.com for more film details, and call the Lunafliks hotline 604-966-4800 or download the Pique iPhone app for day-of weather updates.
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In small towns like Whistler, gossip can spread like wildfire. And as everyone knows, things can get messy pretty quick when playing a veritable game of "telephone." Instead, we need a group of real, reliable storytellers to collect, preserve, document and interpret the natural and human history of the community.
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