Synopsis: Oscar-nominated director Sarah Polley offers up a genre-twisting film that playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to reveal the truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Release Date: Currently playing the 2012 festival circuit
Steve’s Thoughts: As an actress, Sarah Polley shined in Go and Dawn of the Dead. As a director, she really turned it up a notch. I’m a big fan of her work with Away From Her and Take this Waltz - almost more so than her acting efforts. She proves to be a director not afraid to go deep in to the scariest places known to man … the human emotion. This documentary (her first) promises to not only continue this streak, but to make it VERY personal. Sarah’s mother passed away from Cancer when Sarah was 11, but that’s just the start of where this film goes. Through some very personal conversations with her family, we learn about this devastating loss and a little dark secret. And it’s the little dark secret that’s made this film the buzz it is.
See-it Scale: 4 out of 5 schmovies