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Stories We Tell

Author: Sarah PolleyAnita LeeMichael PolleyHarry GulkinSusy BuchanAll authors
Publisher: [Montreal] : [National Film Board of Canada], [2012]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this inspired, genre-twisting new 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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Documentary films
Internet videos
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Sarah Polley; Sarah Polley
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Polley; Anita Lee; Michael Polley; Harry Gulkin; Susy Buchan; John Buchan; National Film Board of Canada,
OCLC Number: 1004426176
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012.
Title from title screen (viewed September 21, 2017).
Credits: Participant, Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin, Susy Buchan, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley, Cathy Gulkin, Marie Murphy, Robert MacMillan, Anne Tait, Deirdre Bowen, Victoria Mitchell, Mort Ransen, Geoffrey Bowes, Tom Butler, Pixie Bigelow, Claire Walker ; cast, Rebecca Jenkins, Peter Evans, Alex Hatz, Justin Goodhand, Seamus Morrison, Allie MacDonald, Lani Billard, Andrew Church, Dave Kiner, Jef Mallory, Kristen Corvers, Christine Horne, Jeanie Calleja, James Downing, Tracey Ferencz, Eric Hanson, Kaylin Griffin, Mairtin O'Carrigan, Thomas Hauff ; writer/director, Sarah Polley ; producer, Anita Lee ; editor, Michael Munn ; director of photography, Iris Ng ; sound recordist, Sanjay Mehta ; production designer, Lea Carlson ; costume designer, Sarah Armstrong ; set decorator, David Gruer ; visual researcher, Elizabeth Klinck ; supervising sound editor, Dave Rose ; re-recording mixer, Lou Solakofski, Joe Morrow.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (108 min.))
Responsibility: National Film Board of Canada presents ; a film by Sarah Polley ; produced by Anita Lee, Silva Basmajian ; written and directed by Sarah Polley.

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In this inspired, genre-twisting new 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 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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