FAR FROM THE TREE

FAR FROM THE TREE

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WORLD PREMIERE Andrew Solomon’s bestselling book Far From the Tree examines how parents face their children’s extreme differences. The book was influenced by the author’s own experiences growing up gay and later becoming a parent. Now filmmaker Rachel Dretzin adapts the book into a beautifully crafted documentary, produced by Participant Media, known for groundbreaking films such as Waiting for ‘Superman’ and Food, Inc.

The film profiles families who offer intimate access to how they experience surprise, resilience, sorrow, courage, hope and joy. They have a lot to teach us about the depths of love as they confront conditions such as Down syndrome, autism and dwarfism. The film serves to challenge ideas of ‘normality’ and dispel fear over what’s perceived as ‘abnormal.’

 

 

 

Director: Rachel Dretzin
Producer: Rachel Dretzin, Jamila Ephron, Andrew Solomon
Cinematographer: Sam Russell, Wolfgang Held
Editor: Ben Gold
Music: Nico Muhly, Yo La Tengo
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017

Event details

Dates

Dec 31, 1969 19:00 PM

Venue

Expected Atendees

Director Rachel Dretzin, author Andrew Solomon,  producer Jamila Ephron



Dates

Dec 31, 1969 19:00 PM

Venue

Expected Atendees

Director Rachel Dretzin, author Andrew Solomon,  producer Jamila Ephron



Dates

Dec 31, 1969 19:00 PM

Venue

Expected Atendees

Director Rachel Dretzin, author Andrew Solomon,  producer Jamila Ephron