The Stories We Tell

Fielding Graduate University offers this inspired, genre-twisting new film as of one of five free and open to the public Fielding Educational Series presentations.

When: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Movies, Film Screening


Stories We Tell sees director and actor Sarah Polley turn the camera on her own family and uncover a secret about her parents that rewrote their history. Polley uses archive footage and reenactment to discuss how broad the gap between what you know about your family and who they are can be.
In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates 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: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the
elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story. - Written by The National Film Board of Canada

Fielding Graduate University offers this movie screening as one of five free and open to the public Fielding Educational Series presentations. The Santa Barbara community is invited to view this movie and meet director Sarah Polley Friday, January 17th from 7:30- 9:00 pm at the Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. The Fielding Educational Series features select presentations that are timely and relevant to current social issues from the scholarly fields of human and organizational development, psychology, and educational leadership and change.

Event posted Jan. 3, 2014
Last updated Jan. 17, 2014


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