The Los Angeles World Affairs Council is offering a special preview of the documentary, Far from the Tree, directed by Rachel Dretzin and based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning book, at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 7:00pm.
Following the screening, Dretzin and Solomon will speak and take questions from the audience.
Far from the Tree follows the stories of families coping with the challenges presented by sexual and gender orientation, physical and developmental deviations, and behavioral anomalies such as criminality. Interspersed between the subjects of the documentary, Far from the Tree author Andrew Solomon shares his own experience of coming out as a gay man to a less than accepting family. By showing commonalities across these narrative threads, the film demonstrates how to embrace diversity in our world, and encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been.
Admission to the preview screening and Q&A is free to members of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. For information on membership, please visit their website.
Far from the Tree will begin a week’s run at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre on Friday, June 27, 2018. For showtimes and ticket information, please visit the Laemmle’s Royal Theatre website.