'Boardwalk' thesp set for tribute and gala

Michael Shannon will be honored at the 11th annual Whistler Film Festival’s Spotlight Tribute and Gala on Dec. 3.

Tribute and gala will take place at the Whistler Conference Center and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, respectively. The program will include an informal conversation about Shannon’s work and a screening of clips from the actor’s work.

Past recipients of the tribute include Monte Hellman, Bruce McDonald, Ivan Reitman and Donald Sutherland.

Set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, the Whistler fest is anticipated to draw as many as 10,000 attendees and more than 500 industry vets.

The Whistler Presents program is managed by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and funded by British Columbia’s initiative to increase tourism in the province.

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