Film - Feature | October 20 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Actress-turned-director Sarah Polley sets her gaze toward her own family historyand her remarkable, remarkably unconventional motherin this moving, constantly surprising documentary on home life, marriage, and female independence. Polley and cinematographer Iris Ng weave between straightforward, shot-on-digital first-person interviews and more romanticized, gauzy fictional Super 8mm home movies to capture the life lived and decisions made by Polleys mother, Diane, a vivacious force of nature who passed away when Sarah was only eleven. Sarahs father, siblings, and stepsiblings vie to create narratives to hold her multitudes, but the truthas its slowly revealedis even more surprising. Revelatory (Manohla Dargis, New York Times).