Free film on Wednesday April 19: Stories We Tell

Wednesday Apr. 19 @ 7:00 pm
GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

To celebrate National Canadian Film Day 150 admission is free
for this film, presented as part of Canada on Screen,
TIFF’s year-long programme celebrating Canada 150.

Director: Sarah Polley
Canada 2012
English / 108 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements involving sexuality,
brief strong language, and smoking)

Polley examines the elusive nature of truth and memory through the varying narratives of her family as they look back on decades-old events. The combination of “archival” footage, still photos, and
testimonials creates a captivating visual assemblage, and the
responses from the storytellers are heartfelt and revealing. The
result is a lively and richly textured documentary that seamlessly
blends past and present, the real and the imagined. Filled with
tender and powerful moments, the film is a personal essay on how
our narratives shape and define us as individuals and as families.

Stories We Tell is one of those movies you watch on a screen and replay in your head for days, moving between its many levels of inquiry and touched, always, by Polley’s compassion toward her relatives in
particular and people in general.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe

What Polley unearths is a well of emotion and one of the most powerful new films I’ve seen in recent memory. Corey Atad, Movie Mezzanine

Simply the most enthralling, idiosyncratic and entertaining family
memoir around.
Rima Sabina Aouf, Concrete Playground

April 20: The Red Turtle

Thursday Apr. 20 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
France/Belgium/Japan  2016
No dialogue / 80 minutes
Rating: PG

Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a man struggles to find his place in this new world. The basics for survival are abundant yet
frustratingly out of reach, and danger lurks in the smallest of
crevices. And every escape attempt is thwarted by an enormous sea turtle that seems intent on having him stay. A tale told with a classic simplicity that belies its emotional power, The Red Turtle luxuriates in the magic of life and the cycles of nature. Nominated for Best
Animated Feature Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Michael Dudok de Wit’s hypnotizing, entirely dialogue-free The Red
Turtle is a fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years, like a brilliant shard of sea glass rendered smooth and elegant
through generations of retelling.
Peter Debruge, Variety

Presented with short film Blind Vaysha

Blind Vaysha
Director: Theodore Ushev
Canada 2016
English / 8 minutes

The tale of a girl who could see the past with her left eye and
the future with her right eye, but who could not see the present.
Nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.