Director: Sarah Polley Run Time: 108min Genre(s): Documentary
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.
The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre, 11944 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1
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 tiff.net/canadaonscreen. For ticketing information please contact local Film Circuit organizers. For more details please click here: http://www.tiff.net/filmcircuit/canadaonscreen
Event Primary Language: English
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