A documentary filmmaker discovers a story she had written as a 13-year-old. The story seems to be about love and desire, about her sexual awakening, about riding instructor Mrs. G and coach Bill. But as an adult, the author realizes it's a story about abuse and wrongdoing. Director Jennifer Fox wrote this story several decades ago; she experienced these things herself; and she summons the power of cinema to drive out their demons.
Meet the director
Author, producer, camera operator and director Jennifer Fox has worked primarily in the realm of documentaries. Her debut film, BEIRUT: THE LAST HOME MOVIE, was shown at the Berlinale and at the Sundance Festival in 1988; at the latter, it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. She filmed the Arte co-production MY REINCARNATION (2011), about a Tibetan monk in exile and his son, over a period of 20 years. Inspired by autobiographical events, THE TALE is her first feature film.