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Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley excavates layers of myth and memory to find the core in a family of storytellers.

"In this inspired new film, 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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  • Elizabeth

    Great film. Highly recommended!

    June 2, 2013

  • Lindsay B.

    So sorry! A bit under the weather this afternoon.

    June 2, 2013

  • Cheryl Harris W.

    May be bringing a quest I hated missing the Orson Wells discussion have actually seen all the films with the exception of borat will try may the
    Schwartz be with you

    May 31, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Unfortunately going to be out of town this weekend. Hoping to catch up with this one.

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saw a preview of this film several weeks ago and it looked really good

    May 31, 2013

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  • Elizabeth
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Ron P
    Assistant Organizer
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