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Toronto Deals: Roadside Attracted to Sarah Polley’s ‘Stories We Tell’

Roadside Attractions has picked up Sarah Polley's autobiographical documentary “Stories We Tell"

Roadside Attractions has picked up Sarah Polley's documentary “Stories We Tell,” a representative for Roadside told TheWrap on Monday.

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Polley directed “Stories We Tell” from her own script and also stars in the film, which premiered in Venice.

The documentary interweaves home movies, interviews and narration to tell this story about a long-held family secret: Polley found out later in life that she was the product of an affair her mother, Diane Polley, had in the 1970s. A journalist threatened to reveal the secret before Polley decided to tell the story on screen.

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Roadside is planning an early 2013 theatrical release in the U.S. The film was also picked up for distribution in the U.K. by Artificial Eye and by Gutek for Poland.

Roadside co-president Howard Cohen negotiated the deal with the National Film Board of Canada's Christina Rogers.