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Aug 2018

Audio: Radiotopia: The Great God of Depression

In 1998, neurologist Alice Flaherty developed a rare mental illness, in which she felt compelled to write constantly and everywhere. Alice’s search for understanding led her to the celebrated author William Styron.

Aug 2018

Boston Globe Praises “Far From the Tree”

Anecdotal rather than clinical, more interested in lives than in statistics, “Far From the Tree” is an experience that, at its best, humbles a viewer into contemplating everything we don’t yet know but some day may.

Aug 2018

Washington Post: How Andrew Solomon’s memoir of coming out became a completely different story

Dretzin: It’s false that the film is uniquely about the acceptance of difference, without trying to fix it, or that it’s even about disability. I think ultimately the film deepens to become about the travails of love.

Aug 2018

Video: Maryland family shares powerful story of son with autism in new documentary, ‘Far From The Tree’

FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy visited the Allnutt family of Gaithersburg, Maryland, who are featured in the new documentary, “Far From the Tree.”

Aug 2018

Washington Post: This documentary about families will make you cry — for all the right reasons

Far from the Tree still offers inspiring glimpses of the breakthroughs that can happen when people hang in long enough to come to terms with life’s most sobering realities, be they anatomical or emotional. And it provides welcome ways to reframe notions of normality that are too often conflated with “average.”

Aug 2018

Video: 2018 Nantucket Book Festival: Andrew Solomon on Illness and Identity

Co-sponsored by Fairwinds — Nantucket’s Counseling Center.

Aug 2018

Audio: 5×15: Facing Down the Noonday Demon

Andrew Solomon describes the experience of facing down depression. Recorded at 5×15, The Tabernacle, London, February 29, 2016.

Aug 2018

Why every parent should see the documentary “Far From the Tree”

You don’t leave the film thinking, “Gee I wish I could be as strong and brave as those parents.” You walk away thinking, “I’m determined to love my kid, with all of their faults and flaws, that much more.”

Aug 2018

Andrew Solomon and Rachel Dretzin on their new documentary about parents and children

If you know only people who are like you you become a caricature of yourself but if you don’t know anyone who’s like you it’s hard to figure out who you are.

Aug 2018

Dretzin and Solomon on “Far From the Tree”

Film critic Dean Rogers talks to director Rachel Dretzin and the author of the book Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity author Andrew Solomon.