Cam Labine’s Mountain Men to open Whistler’s Borsos

World bows booked in the signature program include Joel Ashton McCarthy's After Film School and Murray Foster's The Cocksure Lads Movie. (Mountain Men's Tyler Labine pictured.)
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Cam Labine’s Mountain Men, starring Chace Crawford and Tyler Labine, is to open the Borsos competition with a world premiere at this year’s Whistler Film Festival.

The film, shot in British Columbia, portrays estranged brothers who journey to their family cabin in the middle of winter.

WFF director of programming Paul Gratton also booked for the festival’s signature competition world bows for Joel Ashton McCarthy’s mockumentary After Film School, Murray Foster’s The Cocksure Lads Movie, about a British boy band that splits up hours after landing in Toronto.

The Borsos competition includes Deanne Foley’s debut feature Relative Happiness, which gets a western premiere and stars Aussie actress Melissa Bergland and Canadian actor Aaron Poole.

There’s also Canadian premieres in the Borsos competition for the comedy thriller What an Idiot by Vancouver-based due Peter Benson and Julia Benson, and Elijah Drenner’s documentary That Guy Dick Miller, which debuted at South by Southwest earlier this year.

Whistler also booked the Hot Docs audience award winner The Backward Class, by director Madeliene Grant, for its world documentary competition, while the festival’s family program will feature Rock Demers‘ Outlaw League, the 24th film in the veteran director’s Tales for All series.

Whistler also booked the western Canadian premieres of We Were Wolves, by director Jordan Canning and Adam McDonald’s Backcountry after both get world premieres in Toronto.

The festival will also give the Slamdance title I Put a Hit on You, from directors Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart, a western Canadian premiere, while Jeremy Thomas’ dark comedy thriller Ally Was Screaming gets a B.C. premiere.

The Whistler Film Festival, which is to make additional lineup announcements in the following months, will hold its 14th edition from Dec. 3 to 7, 2014.

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