“When you’re in the middle of a story, it isn’t a story at all.” So goes the Margaret Atwood quote which opens Canadian actor and director Sarah Polley’s creative documentary about her own family story. 129 more words
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Sarah Polley’s documentary Stories We Tell is a compassionate and compelling piece that unfolds with the crackerjack current of a thriller. It is a deeply personal tale, the ultimately exquisite result of turning the camera around and becoming at least part of its subject.
When you`re in the middle of a story, it isn`t a story at all, but only a confusion, a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood, like a house in the whirlwind or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard are powerless to stop it. 318 more words
Robert J. Flaherty’s 1922 “Nanook of the North” set the standard for documentaries: An impartial filmmaker points his camera at a subject to give audiences a glimpse into a different world. 1,056 more words