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    Watch: Trailer For Sarah Polley's Amazing Family Documentary 'Stories We Tell'

    “I’m interested in the way we tell stories about our lives, about the fact that the truth about the past is often ephemeral and difficult to pin down,” actor/director/writer Sarah Polley says at the beginning of the new trailer for her upcoming documentary, "Stories We Tell," and that ain't the half...

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    For Your Consideration: 5 Directors Who Deserve Oscar Nominations This Year

    Unlike Best Picture, the Best Director category at the Academy Awards is still only made up of five slots, and it's tough to crack in there, especially as nominees are usually aligned with the Best Picture nominees. More than almost any other category, the merits of a film's direction can sometimes ...

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    Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender, I have opted for the catalogue format of an A-Z review.

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    Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta, Nisha Pahuja Named to the Top 10 Films of Canada

    Canada’s 12th Annual Top 10 Film list was announced this week. Films by Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta and Nisha Pahuja were included on the list.

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    TIFF Review: The Stories We Tell - Sarah Polley's Effective New Documentary

    Toronto loves Sarah Polley. The display of that love was evident last week at the premiere of her first documentary Stories We Tell which held its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was able to see the film with an audience rather than at a press screening, and the lov...

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    Roadside Attractions Picks up Stories We Tell and Imogene

    Roadside Attractions has been on a buying binge here in Toronto and has picked up two women directed and written films from TIFF.

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    Roadside Grabs Polley Doc 'Stories We Tell' for 2013 Stateside Release

    Roadside Attractions has landed, after an aggressive bidding war, all U.S. rights to Canadian actress-writer-filmmaker Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell."

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    Sarah Polley's Family Quasi-Doc 'Stories We Tell' Finds a New Home With Roadside Attractions

    Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to Sarah Polley’s “Stories We Tell.” The specialty distributor will give the highly praised quasi-documentary, which screened at Venice, Telluride and Toronto, a theatrical release in early 2013.

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    The Toronto Experience - Part One

    Greetings from the Toronto Film Festival. I touched down on Thursday afternoon and since that moment this has been a serious whirlwind. Since it is my second year I understand is the key is pace and endurance. You have to sprint through the first weekend when everyone in the industry is in town f...

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    Cross Post: La Femme Telluride

    William Blake once wrote that exuberance is beauty. Despite the success of Ben Affleck’s Argo here, this fest seems to be driven by women filmmakers. This is most surprising, since we just came out of such a bad year for women. But three of them were the major forces behind their projects that...

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