Stories We Tell (2013) 108 minutes, Rated PG-13 A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. Sarah Polley plays with the documentary format to explore the nature of memory and storytelling, crafting a thoughtful, compelling narrative that unfolds like a mystery.
Admission $5.00. Tickets at the door and online. Online sales will close 24 hours before the event. All remaining tickets will be available at the door. Food & Drink at 6:00pm. FILM at 7:00pm.
Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.
Directed by: Sarah Polley Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival
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