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