The folks who sent to Stories We Tell last weekend say that it was fabulous. I was out of town last week and would like to give it a try and invite any of you who couldn't make it (and those who want to see it again) to join me. It's playing at the Coolidge at 7:15 on Friday night. It's playing in Moviehouse II, which I think is pretty large; but if you're going to come, you should get your ticket ahead of time. After, we'll go somewhere for a drink and a discussion - where depends on how many people show up.
Here's the synopsis:
In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, 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.