Truth and Stories

Summary

Stories We Tell (2012)

Release Date: October 12, 2012
Starring: Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin, Susy Buchan, John Buchan
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 108 min
Original Title: Stories We Tell
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Roadside Attractions, Mongrel Media, National Film Board of Canada
Filmmaker Sarah Polley interviews members of her family as they look back on decades-old events.

Cast Stories We Tell

  • Michael Polley
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Harry Gulkin
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Susy Buchan
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • John Buchan
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Mark Polley
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Joanna Polley
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • Cathy Gulkin
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • Marie Murphy
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • Robert MacMillan
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Deirdre Bowen
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • Victoria Mitchell
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • Mort Ransen
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Geoffrey Bowes
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Tom Butler
  • Role: Himself - Storyteller
  • Pixie Bigelow
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • Claire Walker
  • Role: Herself - Storyteller
  • Rebecca Jenkins
  • Role: Diane Polley
  • Peter Evans
  • Role: Michael Polley
  • Alex Hatz
  • Role: Harry Gulkin
  • Justin Goodhand
  • Role: John Buchan
  • Seamus Morrison
  • Role: Mark Polley
  • Allie MacDonald
  • Role: Joanna Polley
  • Lani Billard
  • Role: Susy Buchan
  • Andrew Church
  • Role: Geoff Bowes
  • Dave Kiner
  • Role: Wayne Robson
  • Jeff Mallory
  • Role: Tom Butler
  • Kristen Corvers
  • Role: Deirdre Bowen
  • Jeanie Calleja
  • Role: Victoria Mitchell
  • James Downing
  • Role: Mort Ransen
  • Tracey Ferencz
  • Role: Aunt Sheila
  • Eric Hanson
  • Role: Mark Polley (age 11)
  • Kaylin Griffin
  • Role: Joanna Polley (age 8)
  • Mairtin O'Carrigan
  • Role: Director (1967)
  • Thomas Hauff
  • Role: Actor (The Caretaker)
  • Sarah Polley
  • Role: Herself (uncredited)
  • Christine Horne
  • Role: Anne Tait
  • Anne Tait
  • Role: Herself

Trailer Stories We Tell

To talk about my thoughts of the excellent documentary “Stories We Tell” in any detail would be robbing you of the joy of seeing it for yourself, of letting its layers unfold like slowly blooming petals.

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The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends

I just caught this highly entertaining geek culture documentary short film by Jay Cheel, host of the Documentary Blog podcast, which is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s called “The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends.”

The short doc has a really cool use of ironic slow motion. All the interviews are looking straight into the camera — very Errol Morris.

If you love board games, like Settlers of Catan, you’ll appreciate this film. You can see the whole thing here: