Endeavours 018 – WFF #1: A Hockey Player and a Power Ranger
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Today marks the beginning of coverage of the Whistler Film Festival! Also smaller than its Vancouver cousin, it is quickly becoming a well-known haven for indie Canadian films. Today we feature former NHLer-turned-activist Theo Fleury, actress Amy Jo Johnson and the music of Our Lady Peace.
Theo Fleury was a seven-time all-star who spent 11 of his 16 NHL seasons with the Calgary Flames, winning a Stanley Cup with them in 1989. What does he have to do with the Whistler Film Festival you might ask? He is featured in a new documentary entitled Victor Walk, which chronicles his activism for victims and survivors of sexual assault and childhood trauma. Fleury himself is a survivor, having been a victim of his former minor league hockey coach. This interview comes with a TRIGGER WARNING.
Our Lady Peace has been tearing up the Canadian music scene for the last 20 years. Recently, they embarked on a cross-Canada tour with fellow rockers I, Mother Earth. Guitarist Steve Mazur talks about that tour, their upcoming new album, and the band turning 20.
Amy Jo Johnson is probably best remembered for her role as Kimberly Hart aka the Pink Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She was also a regular on the Canadian television series Flashpoint opposite Hugh Dillon. She has recently stepped behind the camera and completed her first feature as writer-director – The Space Between – which makes its premiere at Whistler.
From the discography Our Lady Peace
Is Anybody Home
Won’t Turn Back
The End is Where We Begin