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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #79. Jennifer Fox’s The Tale

The Tale

After decades of documenting powerful women and their stories, docu filmmaker made the jump into narrative for her first time in May of 2016. Jennifer Fox gave us the 1988 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for best documentary and the Excellence in Cinematography Award winner Beirut: The Last Home Movie, An American Love Story and Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman. An investigative thriller with a name cast, there is a lot of look forward to with The Tale.

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With Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard with Common and Ellen Burstyn, this is based on Fox’s own story and is an investigation into one woman’s memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. This long awaited project could be an emotionally devastating and perhaps, uplifting portrait.

Release Date/Prediction: This is being featured in the U.S Dramatic Comp at Sundance.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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