The Tale
First screened in August 2018
Director: Jennifer Fox. Cast: Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn, Laura Allen, Common, Frances Conroy, John Heard, Tina Parker, Isabella Amara, Jodi Long, Jaqueline Fleming, Gretchen Koerner, Madison David, Jessica Sarah Flaum, Chelsea Alden, Tarek Bishara. Screenplay: Jennifer Fox.

Twitter Capsule: Painful personal story, so ambitiously presented. I can imagine an even more self-assured version but not a truer one.

VOR:   How many ways can one woman put herself on the line? Beyond the sheer courage, several innovative tactic for evoking memory and selfhood.

Photo © 2018 HBO Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Emmy Award Nominations:
Outstanding TV Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress (TV Movie or Miniseries): Laura Dern

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (TV Movie/Miniseries): Laura Dern

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