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Exploring Family Narratives in “Stories We Tell”

Exploring Family Narratives in “Stories We Tell”

By Anna Vandergriff

June 9, 2013

“Can you describe the whole story in your own words?" is Sarah Polley’s opening question in her new documentary, “Stories We Tell.” It is a simple enough question, but its answer requires the telling a story that took place over the course of about 20 years. “Tell the story from the beginning...

“Stories We Tell” Review: Storytelling From Multiple Perspectives

“Stories We Tell” Review: Storytelling From Multiple Perspectives

By Wesley Emblidge

May 8, 2013

 Sarah Polley’s new documentary “Stories We Tell” is somewhat hard to describe by simply relaying the plot. Polley has had success directing narratives with “Away From Her” (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award) and last year’s “Take This Waltz,” but here she crafts somethi...