Stories We Tell


Directed by: Sarah Polley

Screening - Friday, November 8, 2013, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, November 9, 2013, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7pm

2013 | Canada | 108 minutes | MPAA rating: PG-13



A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.


Stories We Tell is cinema cutting to the profound truth of why we use narrative to make sense of the world. Film-maker Sarah Polley opens her private life and the revelation she was the product of an affair to piece together the fallout of that bombshell. Not content with relying on her perspective of these events Polley insists upon capturing all sides of her mother’s story. This retrospective, years after her mother’s passing, uses a combination of home video and interviews with her mother’s friends as she tries to make sense of her origin; and to get to the core of the woman whose decisions continue to shape her. This is as intimate as documentary gets and yet it’s honest about the fundamental manipulative nature of cinema.” - Blake Howard, That Movie Show


Best Documentary & Best Film, Toronto Critics Awards, 2013




Events in Focus

Film

The Last of the Unjust

Screening - Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm
Screening - Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7pm


Performance

SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development