Far from the Tree
Post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers

July 26, 2018 7:00 PM    Screening

Add to Calendar 07/26/2018 7:00 PM 07/26/2018 9:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Screening: Far from the Tree see details at: www.lawac.org Laemmle Royal Theatre: 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025 Los Angeles World Affairs Council reservations@lawac.org false MM/DD/YYYY

Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents journeying towards acceptance of their one-of-a-kind kids. Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems “abnormal”: a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose deep love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime. Tracing their joys, challenges, tragedies, and triumphs, Far From the Tree invites viewers to rethink what it means to be a “normal family.”

After the film there will be a Q&A with director Rachel Dretzin and author, writer and producer Andrew Solomon.

To watch the movie trailer, please click here.
Language: English 
Runtime: 1 hr 33 minutes 

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