April 4-14, 2019

Far from the Tree


Based on the New York Times best-selling book by Andrew Solomon, Rachel Dretzin’s beautifully crafted documentary examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways. Originally influenced by the author’s own experiences growing up gay and later becoming a parent, the film focuses on how parents face their children’s extreme differences.

Far from the Tree profiles families who have a lot to teach all of 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.’

Film generously sponsored by iCan House