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Stories We Tell

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Location la: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Sarah Polley. 2012, 108 mins. DCP. In this genre-bending, deeply personal documentary, Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who is telling it. Polley (Away from Her, The Sweet Hereafter) is both filmmaker and detective here, investigating the secrets kept by a family of storytellers and interviewing a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, mostly contradictory answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of her family’s mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of her late mother, poignant imagery that ultimately calls Polley’s own truth-telling into question. Nominated for three Cinema Eye Honors and winner of Best Director for Polley.

Ticket includes Museum admission and access to the exhibition Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.