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Press: Interviews


Jul 2018

Video: Build Series: The Difficulties and Rewards of Difference

Andrew Solomon and Rachel Dretzin join Build host Matt Forte to discuss Far from the Tree, Dretzin’s new documentary based on Solomon’s award-winning book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Jul 2018

Audio: Let Me Tell You…With Joan Hamburg: “Far from the Tree”

Andrew Solomon joins veteran radio host Joan Hamburg to discuss Rachel Dretzin’s new documentary, Far from the Tree, based on Solomon’s best-selling Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Jul 2018

Video/Audio: New York Public Library: Andrew Solomon and Rachel Dretzin “Far from the Tree” Q&A

Author Andrew Solomon and director Rachel Dretzin join New York Public Library president Tony Marx onstage after a preview screening of Dretzin’s new documentary, Far from the Tree, based on Solomon’s award-winning book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Jul 2018

How different is ‘Far From The Tree’ to its book? Director Rachel Dretzin talks us through it

What the book did in 800 pages we had to do in 90 minutes. So there was a lot riding on the selection of stories.

Jul 2018

Doc Stars of the Month: Leah Smith and Joe Stramondo of Rachel Dretzin’s “Far From the Tree”

Believing that your kids are capable of creating good lives for themselves may be of particular importance when your kids are disabled, but I think it’s something that any parent needs to do, and something we are trying to embrace with our kids.

Jul 2018

Gay conversion therapy was ‘painful’ — but it didn’t break me

Jack’s first sentence, preserved on home video, is heartbreaking: “I’m trying, and I’m really smart.”

Jul 2018

Video: After coming out to his parents, one man explores questions around family and identity

Andrew Solomon talks to TODAY Show host Megyn Kelly about coming out as gay to his parents, and about the new documentary Far from the Tree.

Jul 2018

“Far from the Tree” is the most life-affirming and integral documentary of 2018

“They are stories of diversity and triumph. They are very cinematic in that sense, the struggle and the resolution is something that all filmmakers look for.”

Jul 2018

A Little Bit Grand, but Warm and Welcoming

The double-height library is Mr. Solomon’s favorite room. “It really speaks to who I am,” he said. “Books are sort of my life.”

Jul 2018

Audio: Viewpoints Radio: Maximizing Your Experience Traveling Internationally

Many dream of traveling the world, but what do you do when you actually get there?