'Stories We Tell,' 'The East' show at the Ross

The genre-twisting documentary “Stories We Tell” opens today at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Also continuing at the Ross is "The East." Both films are rated PG-13 and play through July 11.

Directed by Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley, “Stories We Tell” investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. Polley playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid (yet mostly contradictory) answers to the same questions.

As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day reflections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of the group’s mother.

In "The East," a covert female operative infiltrates an anarchist faction that stages clandestine attacks on major corporations. The operative finds her mission compromised when she falls for the group's charismatic leader.

For more information, including show times, go to http://www.theross.org or call 402-472-5353.

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