CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Our (Almost Completely True) Story

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 92 minutes

Our (Almost Completely True) Story
Our (Almost Completely True) Story
Our (Almost Completely True) Story
Our (Almost Completely True) Story

Life in Hollywood has lost its luster for timeless actress, Mariette Hartley. Although her reputation precedes her from the peak of her acting career decades prior, meaningful work these days—and a decent date—are hard to find. When Mariette meets Jerry Sroka, a forever-comic who's also been wading through L.A.’s insufferable dating scene, Jerry immediately falls for her stunning elegance and exceptionally dry humor. Seemingly aloof to Jerry’s advances, Mariette reluctantly caves to Jerry’s goofy impressions and genuine kindness, and the two forge a budding relationship. They compare notes on past marriages, pointless auditions, and their favorite classic movies. But as things get more serious and unexpected challenges arise, Mariette wonders if it may be too late for love. Written by and starring the legendary Mariette Hartley and Jerry Sroka, OUR (ALMOST COMPLETELY TRUE) STORY shares the hilarious, vulnerable realities for aging actors and the search for love as seniors in Hollywood. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 4:55 PM

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 2:25 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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Principal Cast
Mariette Hartley, Jerry Sroka, Tess Harper, Bernie Kopell, Morgan Fairchild, John Rubinstein, Peter MacNicol, Peter Onorati, Mindy Sterling, Sam McMurray, Maeve Quinlan

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