Avon Library’s film series continues Thursday
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What: Documentary screening of “Stories We Tell” (PG-13).
When: 6 p.m. Thursday.
Where: Avon Public Library.
More information: Call 970-949-6797.
AVON — The Avon Public Library’s documentary film series continues Thursday with a screening of “Stories We Tell” from Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley. In this inspired, genre-twisting film, Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets behind a family of storytellers. She playfully 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 a lively, fun-loving past and the shadows just beneath. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: a messy, intense and loving tangle of contradictions.
“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. The filmmaker discovers that the truth generally depends on who’s telling it.
The film is free and screens at 6 p.m. Call 970-949-6797 to learn more.