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Sarah Polley: 'Stories are our way of coping, of creating shape out of mess'

When Sarah Polley decided to make a documentary about the mother she lost as a girl of 11, she had no idea of the extraordinary family secret she would unearth. The acclaimed Canadian film-maker talks about the often painful burden of exploring the lives of loved ones – and why she thinks marriage is a 'crazy and optimistic' institution

As I fly to Canada to meet Sarah Polley, I think about the glimpses of her in Stories We Tell – her first full-length documentary feature, which bowled over critics at Sundance and the Venice film festival and has won Canada's Film of the Year award. She looks like a contemplative Madonna on screen, with long, fair hair. She listens more than she talks. She encourages her family to speak. Her film may be her story – but she gets others to tell it. Michael Polley, her British-born father – an actor who worked for an
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Stories We Tell Trailer from Director Sarah Polley

Stories We Tell Trailer from Director Sarah Polley
In Stories We Tell, an inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. She serves as 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.

The first trailer has been released. Watch as 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,
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Stories We Tell adds new trailer, poster for the Sarah Polley documentary

A new poster and trailer in for Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell from Roadside Attractions with Rebecca Jenkins, Peter Evans, Alex Hatz, Pixie Bigelow, Deirdre Bowen, Geoffrey Bowes, John Buchan, Susy Buchan, Tom Butler, Andrew Church and Justin Goodland. Anita Lee produced the film which was seen at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in August, then at this year's Sundance Film Festival. You can watch it in theaters from May 10th. In this inspired, genre-twisting new 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
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Stories We Tell adds new trailer, poster for the Sarah Polley documentary

A new poster and trailer in for Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell from Roadside Attractions with Rebecca Jenkins, Peter Evans, Alex Hatz, Pixie Bigelow, Deirdre Bowen, Geoffrey Bowes, John Buchan, Susy Buchan, Tom Butler, Andrew Church and Justin Goodland. Anita Lee produced the film which was seen at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in August, then at this year's Sundance Film Festival. You can watch it in theaters from May 10th. In this inspired, genre-twisting new 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
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Wilderness Survival Needed in New Trailer for Will Bowes Hunting Season

A new trailer for Push Pictures' thriller 'Hunting Season' has been unleashed. The new horror where a group of youngsters fight for their survival in the Canadian wilderness after a tragic hunting accident comes from young filmmaker Will Bowes and stars Carleigh Beverly, Shannon Kook, Mairin Piccinin, Candice Mausner, Geoffrey Bowes and Mike Kirby. Young filmmaker Bowes, who wrote, directed and even stars in 'Hunting Season' can also be seen later this year starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence ('The Hunger Games') in Mark Tonderai's new horror 'House at the End of the Street'. Check out the poster, a small selection of stills and of course the new trailer below....
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Survival in the Wilderness and Insane Hunters Stalk Hunting Season

Isn't it funny how the murder rate in Canada is so miniscule, but the number of hunting accidents are through the roof. Maybe those Canucks are onto something. Need someone taken care of, let's go moose hunting and then…whoops! Hey if it's good enough for Dick Cheney to try, it's good enough for me. And the filmmakers behind the upcoming picture Hunting Season tapped right into that train of thought.

Written and directed by Will Bowes and starring Carleigh Beverly, Shannon Kook, Will Bowes, Mairin Piccinin, Candice Mausner with Geoffrey Bowes and Mike Kirby, Hunting Season is the story of the events that occur when a hunting trip and separate camping excursion suddenly collide, with tragic results. The slick looking trailer is below and you can get more info from the Hunting Season website or on their Facebook page.

Synopsis

Five friends must fight for survival, salvation and sanity
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