Stories We Tell: Golden Ears Movie Series

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Stories We Tell

Director: Sarah Polley Run Time: 108min Genre(s): Documentary

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What begins as a cinematic search for her mother who died when Polley was only 11 becomes a kind of family detective story delving into long-buried secrets about the filmmaker herself. Mixing interviews with archival footage and dramatizations, Polley explores the very nature of family and the conspiracy we enter into in order to protect the bonds we cherish with our loved ones.

As Polley interrogates each of her subjects in turn, contradictory accounts emerge, and longstanding efforts to hide some painful truths eventually become futile.

The “stories we tell” — that all families tell in one way or another — turn out to obscure as much as they reveal, and the whole idea of the purpose of narrative is called into question in a way that is both fascinating and poignant.

Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - PG
Newfoundland and Labrador - PG
Nova Scotia - PG
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - PG
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - PG
Film language(s): English
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The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre, 11944 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1
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Venue: The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Details: In celebration of National Canadian Film Day 150 on April 19, TIFF’s national screening outreach programme, Film Circuit, will present 150 free screenings of selected Canada on Screen titles across the country at various Film Circuit locations. Learn more about these and other free programming celebrating Canada 150 at For ticketing information please contact local Film Circuit organizers. For more details please click here:

Event Primary Language: English

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