Expected to Attend: Sarah Polley

In Stories We Tell, noted actor and director Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz) is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by her family of storytellers. She interviews and interrogates a cast of characters—her siblings, her father, her parents’ friends—who each relate their version of the family mythology. Present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family, and the elusive nature of truth and memory. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions. 

DOC NYC will admit AMPAS members and a guest to any film screening in the festival’s “Short List” section, space permitting. AMPAS members will need to present their membership card at the box office to claim a ticket.

The Short List section is co-presented by Netflix


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Producer: Anita Lee
Cinematographer: Iris Ng
Editor: Michael Munn
Music: Jonathan Goldsmith
Running Time: 108 min.
Language: English
Country: Canada