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The Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012, Canada, 108 min.) will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and again at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in LH-6. Every family has its founding myths — though reconsidering the facts sometimes tells quite a different story. Sarah Polley uses the family movie to break into the myth and liberate the story again. “The main secret…regarding her own origins is somehow more invigorating than traumatic…and if viewers leave the screening…determined to chip away at the apparently fixed narratives that sustain their own families, then the movie’s job is done.” (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker) (Winner: Genie, Best, Documentary, Canadian Screen Awards; Best Documentary and Best Canadian Film, Toronto Film Critics Awards). Friday’s showing will be introduced by Assistant Professor of Cinema Tomonari Nishikawa. Admission is $4. For more information, call 607-777-4998.