Films and Showtimes

Select Date

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Past Films

Stories We Tell

  • Starring: Harry Gulkin, John Buchan, Susy Buchan
  • Director: Sarah Polley
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 108 min.

Director Sarah Polley looks into her past and excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

"Sarah Polley's memoir is a poignant, funny and engrossing film, challenging our notions of memory and family mythology."
- Claudia Puig, USA Today
"With its ingenious structure, seamless visual conceits and mordant humor, Stories We Tell is a masterful film on technical and aesthetic values alone. But because of the wisdom and compassion of its maker, it rises to another level entirely."
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"An invigorating powerhouse of a personal documentary, adventurous and absolutely fascinating."
- Ken Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Stories We Tell has a number of transparent virtues, including its humor and formal design, although its most admirable quality is the deep sense of personal ethics that frames Ms. Polley’s filmmaking choices."
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"This wondrous, absorbing little picture covers a great deal of winding meta-territory, reflecting on the ways in which a single family's story can be told—or maybe, more accurately, examining the idea that there's no such thing as a "single story.""
- Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
"Stories We Tell marks the finest of Polley's filmmaking skills by blending intimacy and intrigue to remarkable effect."
- Eric Kohn, IndieWIRE
"Polley tackles painful issues with candour and tact. She has a gripping tale to tell. It's a film that raises questions about the ownership of memory and ownership of narrative."
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian