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Thursday, May 09, 2013

New documentary

Have you heard of the new documentary Stories We Tell, by Oscar-nominated director Sarah Polley? She interviews her relatives about her late mother's affair—in fact, Sarah might not be her father's daughter—and found that everyone has different perspectives and anecdotes. She's interested in how the truth depends on who's telling the story. Critics have called the film "riveting," "genius," "remarkable," "a triumph" and "extraordinary in every way." It opens tomorrow at the Angelika and Lincoln Center Plaza.
Will you see it? Also, have you seen Polley's romantic movie Away from Her? It was heartbreaking and so, so beautiful.

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P.P.S. My sister and I are going to see this movie in San Francisco tonight!!

60 comments:

Sarah Carlson said...

This sounds incredibly riveting and brave of Sarah! I love a good documentary, especially when it is so personal and groundbreaking!

CoMoMegs said...

Saw this film in February at the True/False Film Festival and it truly is outstanding. So excited for more people to see it!

Melissa Blake said...

Looks amazing!!

p.s. fun fact: did you used to watch the Ramona series based on the books in the '80s? Sarah Polley played Ramona! :)

Katy DeBardelaben said...

SARAH POLLEY?! From the best show ever AVONLEA?! I will see this just because I miss her!

Annie said...

I would love to see this! I have loved her since Romona and Avonlea:)

Jess said...

I love Sarah Polley! Avonlea star extraordinaire :)

Britni said...

Love this! Sarah Polley is incredible!

Princess Kayel said...

I would just love to see it. Remarkable is the fact that she was able to hear all of the stories about her mother's affair and then make a movie out of it.

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MN said...

I saw this at Sundance, it's incredible!! Can't wait to hear your perspective!!

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Lady Grey said...

It looks amazing! I love Sarah Polley. Have you seen her film, Take this Waltz. I loved it!

Jay said...

Sarah Polley -a great Canadian!

Sounds like a fascinating documentary - will definitely watch it once it's out!

Chimmy said...

looks amazing!!! i will definitely watch it. wish they were showing it at a dc theatre.

Micaila Wow! said...

I can't wait! I had no idea Sarah Polley directed Away From Her. I bow down.

Meg Arpin said...

Looks amazing! I love her narration about "pinning down the truth of the past" at the beginning of this trailer. Also, jealous you get a sneak peek of "Before Midnight"! How fun!

Erin said...

Want to see this!!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I saw this last fall and it's wonderful! Surprise twists!

Emmeline said...

This documentary is BEYOND AMAZING! You're going to love it. I saw it at Sundance and can't wait to see it again!!!

Lana said...

I can't wait to watch it. Something riveting happens when family secrets are unearthed. Have you seen 51 Birch St?

dominique marie jeanne said...

Yay shout out to a Canadian!!

Alison August said...

Sarah Polley truly is a Canadian treasure:) And I am SO HAPPY to see her work is being recognized and supported by our neighbours to the south! Yay Sarah!!!

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sarahelizwalter said...

Fun fact: Sarah played Ramona Quimby in the "ramona" television series in the '80s.

Patricia Paramo said...

I looovee those stories! They intrigue me so much...

thanks for letting me know!

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kimsukie said...

I have loved Sarah Polley ever since Ramona and Road to Avonlea. Go Canada.

Kim Humes said...

I am seconding KimSukie's comment above - she will always be the girl from Road to Avonlea to me! She's done so well for herself and I'm really glad. Basically Canadian film/tv royalty.

sadie said...

I saw this when it screened at the Columbia, MO (where I live) True/False Film Festival back in February. It was really good... Bring tissues. :)

Emmy M. said...

Oooh jealous you're seeing Before Midnight, I've been so excited for that to come out.

This film looks really interesting. One of my other favorite documentaries that comments on the issue of how the truth is shaped by the way the story is told is Errol Morris's The Thin Blue Line. It's scary and riveting but so well done.

Alex Musetti said...

Sounds great! Hope to see it soon. I fell in love with Sarah Polley when I first saw My Life Without Me by Isabel Coixet. I highly recommend it too...

jm said...

Can't wait to see this. I wonder what "truth" she ends up with? SO fascinating!

Michelle Panting said...

i've been curious about this one! i checked out before sunrise after you recommended all three and totally loved it!

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kharini said...

Sounds great! You always have the best suggestions on documentaries, love it, I will definitely go see it. Thanks!

Sara Turner said...

that movie looks incredible... I'll have to be sure to see it! I'm a sucker for a good documentary, that's why I love netflix so much!

Chianne Hood said...

This seems so interesting! I definitely want to see it! xx

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Charlotte | Charlotte's Web said...

This looks amazing.. if they show it anywhere in England I'm totally there!

Reina said...

AHh! an early screening of Before Midnight! Are you flying to SanFran just for that?

Breanna said...

Definitely go see it! I went to see it when it was out in theatres in Canada this fall, and it was wonderful! Thought-provoking and dramatic and, of course, beautifully put together.

Alina Voronov said...

This sounds really interesting. I might actually see it!

Jana Miller said...

Ohh San Francisco. I love that city :)
J

LeeLee said...

Wow, I would love to see this documentary how brave of Sarah.

Katie + Courtney said...

Oh hey another Columbian! :) I missed this one at T/F sadly, wish I could've seen it!

Courtney
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Lynford Rozario said...

Sarah Polley...she's simply at her best..
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parisbeekids.com said...

I think this movie is finally in France and it's high on my list when we get back to Paris. I love Sarah Polley, she's extremely gifted.

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Make.Good said...

This looks like a fascinating story and movie! Thanks for sharing. I will look for it in Boston.

chiara said...

I am going to watch it for sure, It looks really good!
Chiara

gi wagner said...

Oh, I am very curious about the movie! I find it scary, how different would my life feel like if my father wasn't my father? Or everything's just the same?

Kirstin said...

I have heard of it and would love to see that one. You should really check out the documentary Blood Brother if you love docs. It won the grand jury and audience awards at Sundance and my fiance happened to work on it :) its a beautiful film...I am a little biased though...

Emilia Diederichs said...

This movie sounds so intriguing! I'm a big fan of everything Sarah Polley has done and I hadn't heard of this film yet. Thanks for posting!

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Lisa Pappalardo said...

This looks so interesting! I'm definitely looking it up!

xo Lisa
Making Life's Lemons

Elise Chapamge said...

Great voice , the movie seems to be great

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Eva said...

Joanna, Check out this documentary. I just saw it yesterday at their Chicago screening and it was good and very funny! The Exquisite Corpse Project http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2093256/

It's really about friends coming together for one last hurrah. It is both endearing and hilarious!

Here is the trailer: http://vimeo.com/41669721

Lisamarie said...

I would love to see this documentary if it comes to southern california!

Patricia said...

She also did Take This Waltz!

Mindy said...

Looks amazing, I definitely want to see it.

in dreams said...

i've loved sarah polley for ages, and i've known about this film for quite a while now, as i was living in toronto (up until recently) and working at a shop she would frequent. she really is a lovely person, and i can only imagine how hard this subject matter must have been to pursue...i can't wait to see the result - more to follow her story than to worry about its conclusion. i'm glad you chose to showcase the preview here! :)

sadie t said...

How cool. :) Small world.

It's always hard at T/F...you always miss ones you wish you could see! :)

Shayla LaFreniere said...

This looks so great, thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Silber said...

I just saw 51 Birch St and LOVED it

Miss Cavendish said...

Sarah Polley is a Canadian treasure.

Marcus Hepburn said...

Great post and so interesting. Glad I stopped by, and continued good luck with the blog hop!
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