Far from the Tree

Friday, July 20 - Thursday, August 30, 2018

FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding.  This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.

Featuring: Amy, Bob, and Jack Allnut; Jason and Emily Perl Kingsley; Derek, Lisa, Tyler, and Rebecca Reese; Andrew and Howard Solomon; Leah Smith and Joseph A. Stramondo; and Loini Vivao.

Original music by Yo La Tengo and Nico Muhly.

Official selection: DOC NYC 2017, Montclair Film Festival 2018 – Opening Night Film, Int’l Film Festival Boston

  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 93 minutes
  • Director Rachel Dretzin, Jamila Ephron
  • Writer Andrew Solomon (book)
  • Editor Ben Gold, Steve Golliday
  • Cinematographer Wolfgang Heid, Sam Russell