The Resource The tale, 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, (videorecording)

The tale, 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, (videorecording)

Label
The tale
Title
The tale
Statement of responsibility
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
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Actor
Film director
Film producer
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Screenwriter
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A documentary filmmaker starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach after rediscovering a story she wrote at age 13
  • 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
Cataloging source
GL8
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Denis Lenois, Ivan Strasburg ; editors, Alex Hall, Gary Levy, Anne Fabini ; music, Ariel Marx
Dewey number
791.45/75
Intended audience
Rating: TVMA
Language note
Closed captioned
LC call number
  • PN1997.2
  • PN1995.9.C39
LC item number
  • .T35 2018
  • T35 2018
PerformerNote
Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard, Jodi Long, Common, Ellen Burstyn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 2003-
  • 1980-
  • 1946-2017
  • 1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fox, Jennifer
  • Moverman, Oren
  • Rister, Laura
  • Louie, Mynette
  • Pero, Simone
  • Inglee, Lawrence
  • Bondy, Sol
  • Scully, Regina Kulik
  • Weinman, Lynda
  • Posta, Reka
  • Dern, Laura
  • Nélisse, Isabelle
  • Debicki, Elizabeth
  • Ritter, Jason
  • Conroy, Frances
  • Heard, John
  • Long, Jodi
  • Common
  • Burstyn, Ellen
  • HBO Films
  • Gamechanger Films
  • Luminous Mind Production
  • Untitled Entertainment (Firm)
  • Blackbird Films
  • One Two Films
  • HBO Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fox, Jennifer
  • Fox, Jennifer
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Child sexual abuse
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The tale, 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, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
  • Based on The tale written by Jenny Fox, age 13
  • Originally broadcast in 2018
  • Aspect ration 16:9 (1.78:1)
Bar code
  • 31223135625151
  • 31223135625037
  • 31223135625045
  • 31223135624980
  • 31223135625144
  • 31223135624998
  • 31223135625078
  • 31223135625052
  • 31223135625060
  • 31223135625086
  • 31223135625136
  • 31223135625003
  • 31223135625094
  • 31223135625102
  • 31223135625029
  • 31223135624972
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
888574725099
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1054535678
System details
DVD, wide screen (1.78:1, 16:9); Dolby digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The tale, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on The tale written by Jenny Fox, age 13
  • Originally broadcast in 2018
  • Aspect ration 16:9 (1.78:1)
Bar code
  • 31223135625151
  • 31223135625037
  • 31223135625045
  • 31223135624980
  • 31223135625144
  • 31223135624998
  • 31223135625078
  • 31223135625052
  • 31223135625060
  • 31223135625086
  • 31223135625136
  • 31223135625003
  • 31223135625094
  • 31223135625102
  • 31223135625029
  • 31223135624972
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
888574725099
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1054535678
System details
DVD, wide screen (1.78:1, 16:9); Dolby digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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