Stories We Tell

A personal essay/love letter from director/actress Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz) to her actor parents.

Time & Tickets

Using a captivating combination of archival footage, still photos and testimonials, Polley creates a deeply moving portrait of a family dealing with a legacy of secrets and lies. In the process, she investigates a mystery she initially wasn’t even sure existed. When Polley pulls back the layers of the stories told by her siblings and close family friends, differing perceptions and buried secrets rise to the surface – with some very surprising revelations. The result is a richly textured documentary which seamlessly blends past and present, the real and the imagined – one devoid of sensationalism and filled with tender and powerful moments.

Sarah Polley, Canada, 2012, 108 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Rebecca Jenkins, Pixie Bigelow, Sarah Polley, Michael Polley, Mark Polley.