Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Stories We Tell (2012) by Sarah Polley - Mockler Micro Review

Highly recommend this documentary by Sarah Polley in which she examines not only a family secret, but also the act of storytelling itself. Even though the documentary explores a subject that involves her directly (the search for her biological father), Polley becomes a fly on the wall of her own story as she interviews family members and friends about a long buried secret, and like the best storytellers, she reveals the most about the complexities of family relationships in what is left unsaid.