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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.”

Running Time: 93 min.
Subject(s): Activism, Author's POV, Children, Disability, Education, Family, Gender, LGBT, Personal Story, Romance, Sexuality, Society, Youth
Language(s): English
Producer(s): Rachel Dretzin, Jamila Ephron, Andrew Solomon
Cinematographer: Sam Russell, Wolfgang Held
Editor(s): Ben Gold


  • 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

Festival Participation

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

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