The documentary, Far from the Tree, directed by Rachel Dretzin and based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning book, will be shown at the New York Public Library’s Celeste Auditorium on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
Following the screening, Dretzin and Solomon will appear together in conversation 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 is free. For free events, NYPL generally overbooks to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.
To register in advance, please visit Showclix.