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Far from the Tree


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.”


  • The Huffington Post
    "The film shines a bright light not just on these different families: It also portrays a more universal vision and offers a map for all of us seeking to discover the wonder of others."
    Lloyd Sederer
  • Chicago Reader
    "A serious and unpatronizing take on a difficult topic."
    Ben Sachs
  • The Boston Globe
    "At its most radical and empathetic, "Far From the Tree" urges us to start thinking of disability in terms of identity, not as a locus of struggle but a place of being."
    Ty Burr
  • Spirituality & Health
    "Far from the Tree is a sensitively rendered film, with moments of intense emotion- thanks largely to director Rachel Dretzin's ability to capture the moments of grace..."
    Bilge Ebiri

Festival Participation

  • DOC NYC - 2017
  • Montclair Film Festival - 2018
  • IFF Boston - 2018

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