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"(The interview) made it. The whole idea was to try to show that it was skiers and people with these big personalities getting involved, and that it wasn't just two big companies merging," Budge explained. "It was two quite different personalities between Hugh and Joe, and coincidence and fate and everything that happened that changed Whistler."
This round of the Whistler Stories lineup, which also includes Liz Thomson's Whistler's Crazy Canucks , Nicole Fitzgerald's The Turning Season in Whistler , and Peter Harvey's Growing Up Whistler , will be split up between opening and closing night with two of the films shown each evening. In addition, 10 selected Whistler Stories will be screened on an outdoor screen in Skiers Plaza at 5 p.m. on Saturday night, and the youth films will be screened within the family day program on Sunday at 1 and 3:15 p.m. at Village 8 Cinemas. A selection of the films will also be shown each day of the festival at the American Express Warming Hut in the heart of the village.
And after the festival, the Whistler Stories films will be screening on Air Canada and British Airways flights, and as part of the Whistler Live! lineup during the Games.