Join us for a free screening of the Emmy nominated HBO film THE TALE, followed by a group discussion.
Explicitly and boldly told from a woman and girl’s point of view, the film speaks of survival and healing, not victimhood or hopelessness, and offers a dramatic arc of adult transformation.
Revisiting a short story she wrote at thirteen, a documentary filmmaker (Laura Dern) faces life altering questions about her first sexual experience and the elusive nature of memory. THE TALE is director Jennifer Fox’s personal memoir examining the journey from denial to truth and the stories we tell ourselves to survive. Learn more about the film.
THE TALE stars two-time Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Laura Dern (Big Little Lies, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), Academy Award® winner Common (Selma), Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Six Feet Under), John Heard (The Sopranos), and Isabel Nélisse (Mama). It is written and directed by Sundance Grand Prize Winner and Emmy nominated director Jennifer Fox (MY REINCARNATION).
“The Tale is lit up by a clarifying anger, but it has a stirring, inspiring streak—it’s about mastering a story by finding the right way to tell it.” The New Yorker
“The Tale’s authenticity sends a powerful message about child sexual abuse’s lifelong impact. It is an important story, masterfully told.” RAINN
“[The Tale] shows that finding the truth of any story is finding the strength to see it clearly.” Variety
Pre-registration is not required. However, it is greatly appreciated.
*Due to the mature content and adult themes in this film, attendees under 17 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian and a viewing release form must be signed at entry.