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Press: Interviews


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.

Jul 2018

Video: Great Day Washington: “Far From the Tree,” a documentary on love and family

Author Andrew Solomon and director Rachel Dretzin join Great Day Washington host Markette Sheppard to discuss the new documentary, Far from the Tree.

Jul 2018

Audio: Press Play with Madeleine Brand: “Far From the Tree”

Author Andrew Solomon and director Rachel Dretzin join Press Play host Madeleine Brand to discuss Dretzin’s new documentary, Far from Tree, based on Solomon’s award-winning book, Far from Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Jul 2018

Video: Amanpour: Andrew Solomon & Rachel Dretzin on “Far from the Tree”

Author Andrew Solomon and director Rachel Dretzin join Christiane Amanpour to discuss their new feature documentary, Far from the Tree, based on Solomon’s award-winning Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Jul 2018

Audio: The Frame: Which differences do we cure and which do we celebrate?

Director Rachel Dretzin joins Steven Cuevas to discuss the new documentary, Far from the Tree, inspired by Andrew Solomon’s best-selling Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Jul 2018

Audio: All Things Considered: Far from the Tree

The documentary Far from the Tree chronicles the lives of children who are not what their parents wanted or expected.

Jul 2018

Audio: NPR Weekend Edition: Finding Happiness In ‘Far From The Tree’

Andrew Solomon and Loini Vivao join NPR Weekend Edition host Scott Simon to talk about Far from the Tree, the new documentary based on Solomon’s award-winning book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Jul 2018

Director Rachel Dretzin on Far from the Tree, Family and the Value of Difference

On adapting a 800-page bestseller into a 90-minute documentary feature.

Jul 2018

‘Far From the Tree’ director Rachel Dretzin takes closer look at family and otherness

Every family can relate to the themes of the book and film, even if they don’t have a special needs child or child who’s gay. We’ve all had someone in the family that felt different. I think that’s what touches so many viewers.