Roadside Attractions Takes Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell


Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to Stories We Tell, the latest film from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz) and produced by Anita Lee from the National Film Board of Canada. Roadside plans an early 2013 theatrical release in the States.

In Stories We Tell, the acclaimed writer/director/actress weaves together a beautifully assembled tapestry of home movies, interviews, and narration to examine the repercussions of long-held family secrets finally coming to light.

“In fearlessly laying bare her family’s most intimate moments and remembrances, Sarah allows we as audience members to reflect on each of our own family histories, both real and fabricated,” notes Roadside Co-President Eric d’Arbeloff. “With ‘Stories We Tell’, Sarah Polley yet again proves herself a master of translating the specific into the universal and stakes her claim as one of today’s greatest young filmmakers.”

“We are very proud that ‘Stories We Tell’ is an NFB production,” says Anita Lee. “We were overwhelmed with excellent offers but felt Roadside was the perfect fit.”

The deal was negotiated by Roadside Co-President Howard Cohen for Roadside and the National Film Board of Canada’s Christina Rogers on behalf of the filmmakers.

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