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The tale [videorecording] / HBO Films presents ; written and directed by Jennifer Fox ; produced by Jennifer Fox, Oren Moverman, Laura Rister, Mynette Louie, Simone Pero, Lawrence Inglee, Sol Bondy, Regina K. Scully, Lynda Weinman, Reka Posta ; Gamechanger Films presents ; an A Luminous Mind/Untitled Entertainment, Blackbird/One Two Films production.

Fox, Jennifer, 1959- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Moverman, Oren, (film producer.). Rister, Laura, (film producer.). Louie, Mynette, (film producer.). Pero, Simone, (film producer.). Inglee, Lawrence, (film producer.). Bondy, Sol, (film producer.). Scully, Regina Kulik, (film producer.). Weinman, Lynda (Producer), (film producer.). Posta, Reka, (film producer.). Dern, Laura, (actor.). Nélisse, Isabele, (actor.). Debicki, Elizabeth, (actor.). Ritter, Jason, 1980- (actor.). Conroy, Frances, (actor.). Heard, John, 1946-2017 (actor.). Long, Jodi, (actor.). Common (Musician), (actor.). Burstyn, Ellen, 1932- (actor.). HBO Films, (presenter.). Gamechanger Films, (presenter.). Luminous Mind Production, (production company.). Untitled Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Blackbird Films (Firm), (production company.). One Two Films, (production company.). HBO Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Laura Dern, Isabele Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard, Jodi Long, Common, Ellen Burstyn. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Summary:

A groundbreaking film memoir, based on the filmmaker's own personal experiences, this HBO Films presentation tells the story of Jennifer Fox (Laura Dern), a globetrotting documentarian and professor living an apparently enviable life with her boyfriend (Common) in NYC. That world is turned upside down when her mother (Ellen Burstyn) discovers a story Jennifer wrote at 13 depicting a "special" relationship she had with two adult coaches, Mrs. G (Elizabeth Debicki) and Bill (Jason Ritter), in a North Carolina horse camp. Reading the pages of "The Tale," Jennifer realizes the coded details she composed 40 years ago are quite unlike her recollection. Deeply shaken yet determined to square her version of events with the truth, she sets out to question her two coaches and other girls who attended the camp. As Jennifer's seventh-grade self-reawakens, 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, The Tale 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. -- Amazon
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Parkdale Community Library DVD FIC TAL (Text) 33892100589002 Adult DVDs DVD None 02/26/2019 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Home Entertainment, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on The tale written by Jenny Fox, age 13.
Originally broadcast in 2018.
Aspect ration 16:9 (1.78:1).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directors of photography, Denis Lenois, Ivan Strasburg ; editors, Alex Hall, Gary Levy, Anne Fabini ; music, Ariel Marx.
Participant or Performer Note:
Laura Dern, Isabele Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard, Jodi Long, Common, Ellen Burstyn.
Summary, etc.:
A groundbreaking film memoir, based on the filmmaker's own personal experiences, this HBO Films presentation tells the story of Jennifer Fox (Laura Dern), a globetrotting documentarian and professor living an apparently enviable life with her boyfriend (Common) in NYC. That world is turned upside down when her mother (Ellen Burstyn) discovers a story Jennifer wrote at 13 depicting a "special" relationship she had with two adult coaches, Mrs. G (Elizabeth Debicki) and Bill (Jason Ritter), in a North Carolina horse camp. Reading the pages of "The Tale," Jennifer realizes the coded details she composed 40 years ago are quite unlike her recollection. Deeply shaken yet determined to square her version of events with the truth, she sets out to question her two coaches and other girls who attended the camp. As Jennifer's seventh-grade self-reawakens, 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, The Tale 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. -- Amazon
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVMA.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen (1.78:1, 16:9); Dolby digital 5.1.
Subject: Fox, Jennifer, 1959- > Drama.
Fox, Jennifer, 1959-
Adult child sexual abuse victims > Drama.
Child sexual abuse > Drama.
Adult child sexual abuse victims.
Child sexual abuse.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Drama.
Fiction television programs.
Television programs.
Biographical films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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