Far From The Tree


Somerville Theatre - Screen 2 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Genre:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rachel Dretzin


Expected to be in attendance: Director Rachel Dretzin

Adapted from Andrew Solomon’s bestselling book, FAR FROM THE TREE is a life-affirming documentary that follows families meeting extraordinary internal challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. Inspired by Solomon’s own story of growing up gay, the book and film examine the beautiful complexity of human experience. The features families offer director Rachel Dretzin intimate access to their experiences of surprise, resilience, sorrow, courage, hope, and joy. The result is a richly drawn portrait of the power of diversity, challenging our conventional understanding of normalcy and celebrating the limitless potential of the human spirit—in all of its wondrous forms.

—Montclair Film Festival guide

Additional Information

Screening Supported by:
Boston Book Festival
The DocYard