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Film: Stories We Tell

May 22, 2013 @ 7:20 pm - 9:00 pm

In the inspired, genre-twisting new film Stories We Tell, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley (Away From Her) 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.

Details

Date:
May 22, 2013
Time:
7:20 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Unnamed Organizer
Website:
http://www.storieswetellmovie.com/

Venue

Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N. Clark
Chicago, IL United States

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