The “Stories We Tell” is art that reveals truth

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Canadian director and former child actress (Avonlea), Sarah Polley, has made an fascinating  kind-of documentary about her family, and her parentage especially, in “The Stories We Tell.”From her mother Diane’s death when Sarah was eleven years old, rumors began to circulate that her biological father was not the father who raised her, Michael Polley.Over time Sarah decided to tell her story via a documentary film, even though some cast members are actors. She looks at the nature of memory … [Read more...]

The Cinema of Adoption

 To go along with National Adoption Month in the US, here is a link to my column On Faith and Media in St. Anthony Messenger magazine.Some of the movies I talk about are Secrets and Lies, Juno, Heaven on Earth, Daughter of Danang, Superman, etc.    … [Read more...]


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