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

Sundance Selects and Participant Media present Far from the Tree: A Film by Rachel Dretzin. Opening in theaters and VOD July 20, 2018.

By Gregory Wakeman

… Documentarian Rachel Dretzin immediately “saw the potential” of Far From The Tree after reading Andrew Solomon’s book of the same name.

“But when you read the book, or just part of the book, it is so striking just how emotional the stories are, how cinematic they are, just how much of a narrative arc they have.”

“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.”

“These stories and families are everywhere. It is an experience that people have, having someone in their family that is profoundly different.”

“So in that sense that meant it was ripe for a documentary. Because it is a very real and accessible experience.”

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