“Stories We Tell”
A film by Sarah Polley
“One filmmaker’s quest to uncover her family’s deepest secrets”
The Southwest Region of CSPP will hold the next meeting of the Fairfield County Film Club on Sunday, December 6.
To be discussed: “Stories We Tell” an inspired, genre-twisting new film from Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley. Being filmmaker, detective and family member Polley investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers and discovers that truth depends on who is talking. She playfully interviews and interrogates her own family, 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 complex web of stories 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 it is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, It is a profound, funny and poignant evocation of the larger human story. “Stories We Tell” is a perfect movie for psychoanalytical audience. A complex passionate exploration of family secrets.
The movie is available on iTunes and Amazon instant video and in many formats online and on DVD and Blue Ray. Please view the film before the meeting.
Date: December 6.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 1912 Shippan Avenue, Stamford.
The Film Club is open to all CSPP members and you do not have to have attended earlier meetings to take part.
RSVP to Lois Fox: firstname.lastname@example.org
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