The Tale is a film that I was originally going to see during my quick trip to Sundance but was unable to attend. It was one I was definitely looking forward to, so I waited around patiently to see if it would be picked up for distribution. To everyone’s surprise, the film was picked up by HBO. This film was the one on everyone’s mind during the festival. It popped up in conversation amongst almost every movie-goer, so you can imagine my anticipation in seeing what all of the chatter was about.
This film was written and directed by Jennifer Fox. She’s a woman who has frequented Sundance in the past with her documentaries, but this time her film was featured in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the festival. It’s an emotional memoir about Fox’s experience with sexual abuse as a teenager from her running coach, and she isn’t afraid to tell her story with complete transparency.Read more