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Third Time's a Charm: Stories We Tell

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.

 

 

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  • Shirley

    Noni: I'm sorry we missed you. I was on the right side of the theater (facing the screen) as I said I would be. Lori was the only one who came over. A number of people didn't show, so after awhile, when it was just the two of us, we left Not sure where you were looking for us. Happy you enjoyed the movie. Hope to meet you next time.

    May 25, 2013

  • Lori

    Hi Noni, I was there and found Shirley but she didn't realize anyone else from the group (due to the rain) had been there. I enjoyed the film, too. See you at another meetup

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thoughtful & interesting film
    I didn't find a group, though
    will try again another time

    May 25, 2013

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