september, 2019

mon30sep7:00 pmmon8:50 pmFeaturedIU Cinema: Stories We TellRunning the Screen: Directed by Women7:00 pm - 8:50 pm EST Indiana University Cinema, 1213 E. Seventh StreetCountry:USA

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In this inspired, genre-twisting film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah 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. 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. Contains mature content.

PG-13 | 2012 | 2K DCP
Directed by Sarah Polley
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Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm EST


Indiana University Cinema

1213 E. Seventh Street