Stories We Tell (12) – screening

Stories We Tell (12) – screening

Thu 30 Apr 2020
19:30 - 21:20 (1h8m)
"Genius. I will never forget Stories We Tell"
Vanity Fair
"One of the boldest and most exciting films I’ve seen"
New York Times
"A triumph. An intimate meditation on family, memory, truth, love, fidelity"
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
_ Price: £8 / £6
_ Age Group: 12+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: Red Lecture Theatre

In this inspired, genre-twisting 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 her family. 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.

Director: Sarah Polley

Ratings Info: Contains one use of strong language and infrequent moderate sex references