Art can be an odd thing. It's subjective – the best art lets you take away from it your own interpretations and reactions. Our reactions are, of course, heavily affected by our own lives and the events therein, especially when it comes to emotional content. The story of why the film Take This Waltz is significant to me is long and interesting, and this isn't the place – it delves deeply into the realm of the personal, which I'm actually comfortable with, but in the interests of [semi]professionalism, I try not to divulge a whole life story. (Besides, it's more fun to drop little hints here and there.)
The point is filmmaker Sarah Polley, who, with her most recent project, explores the subjectivity of emotion and memory. It is called Stories We Tell, a documentary in which Polley interviews various members of her family and therein attempts to reconstruct the complete truth behind, well, the stories they tell. Stories We Tell is currently playing at Village 8 Theaters as part of the Louisville Exclusives series.
Along with this, this is the first week of the Asian Film Series, which kicks off with another documentary, entitled Salma. Salma is an Indian poet, and she got her start rather unconventionally: when she was 13, her family locked her up, and her captivity lasted 25 years. Words were her escape, and through cunning, she was able to get her writings out into the world. Kim Longinotto's film tells her story.
Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes, as well as information about the Asian Film Series, can be found at the Village 8 website.
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