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Aug 2018

Third Coast Review: “Far From the Tree” explores the struggles and triumphs of being different

The movie is a creature of pure love and admiration and well worth your time.

Aug 2018

Audio: KXL FM: “Far From the Tree” Review & Andrew Solomon Interview

“You’ll leave the theater wanting more. I did… I think I’m a better person for seeing this movie. You will be, too.”

Aug 2018

Screen Anarchy: “Far From the Tree” examines the familial frustrations set against the loving landscape of adversity

Undeniably inspirational and graced with dignity, the branches of pressured parenthood is firmly extended from the soul-searching documentary Far From the Tree.

Aug 2018

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #146: Andrew Solomon

“I wanted to look honestly at how dangerous it can be to have children, at how many ways they can create anguish for you. And at how you go on loving them nonetheless.”

Aug 2018

We Are Movie Geeks on “Far From the Tree”

Director Rachel Dretzin deftly tells these family tales with an unobtrusive hand, letting the principals relate their history without jarring, flashy camera or optical techniques.

Aug 2018

“Far From the Tree” features Kentlands family

Amy is quick to say that autism kicks their butt on a regular basis, and the challenges aren’t gone forever. But their message—and the message of the movie—is one of hope.

Aug 2018

Paste Reviews “Far From the Tree”

It’s essential, the film argues, to see and accept that which makes us all different from each other, but to be different isn’t to be lesser, and it certainly doesn’t make us inscrutable from people unlike us. But the act of acceptance is an active, ongoing process.

Aug 2018

Star Tribune: Documentary studies the ups and downs of mismatched families

This look at a diverse group of people is emotionally powerful without feeling manipulative. It simply observes the love, effort, loyalty and sadness family members experience together or alone.

Aug 2018

Washington Blade: Differences between parents, children explored in new doc

“I wanted the idea of the extraordinary transformation that has taken place in the lives of gay people over the last 50 years to stand as a model for the other kinds of transformation that I was investigating.”

Aug 2018

People: Stars of “Far From the Tree” on living with dwarfism and raising average-sized kids

“We were both raised with high expectations that we could and should live a decent life, just like anyone else.”