Stories We Tell

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(Canada/2013/dir by Sarah Polley)
PG-13/108 mins
In her inspired, genre-twisting new film, writer/director Sarah (AWAY FROM HER) Polley discovers that the truth, aka the secrets and lies of someone’s life, in this case her mother’s, depends on who’s doing the telling.
Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by her 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 regarding her mother. 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 questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. STORIES… also 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, interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture. (c) Roadside Attractions
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