The Tale by Jennifer Fox – Filmmaker in Person
April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Free admission, but limited seating is available.
Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the Broadway entrance.
One ticket per person.
Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
The Tale (2017, USA, DCP, 114 min)
Jennifer, a globetrotting journalist and professor, lives an enviable life with her boyfriend in New York City. That is, until her mother finds a story Jennifer wrote at age 13 depicting a “special” relationship with two adult coaches. Reading the yellowed pages of “The Tale,” Jennifer discovers the coded details she composed 40 years earlier are quite unlike her recollection. Deeply shaken yet determined to square her version of events with the truth, Jennifer sets out to find her two coaches. Returning to the Carolina horse farm where so much transpired, Jennifer’s gangly yet tenacious seventh-grade self reawakens, and the loving stories she told herself for decades begin to unravel.
“Seamlessly toggling between past and present, writer/director Jennifer Fox forges a fresh and uncompromising cinematic language to penetrate the heightened internal worlds of her character at two pivotal stages. Shocking, emotionally raw, and destabilizing, this investigative thriller punctures the insidious workings of unchecked power and lays bare the mechanisms of memory—refashioned over time by a growing girl in order to not only survive, but to prevail.”
– Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival 2018
“A landmark advance in the field of cinematic memoir…
the #MeToo movie could hardly have arrived at a better time”
– Peter Debruge, Variety
“Laura Dern stuns in this unforgettable personal exploration of living with trauma.”
– Tim Grierson, Screen International
“An immense, brave, and genuinely earth-shaking self-portrait”
– David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“Thought-provoking and thoroughly compelling…an audacious work that blurs boundaries between fiction and nonfiction”
– Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
“An invigorating and bogglingly successful experiment in cinematic form”
– Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair