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Sundance Selects Acquires North American Rights to ‘Far From The Tree’

by Elbert Wyche

Photo: Participant Media

Photo: Participant Media

Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring US and Canadian rights to Rachel Dretzin’s documentary, Far From The Tree, ahead of its world premiere on November 10 at DOC NYC documentary festival.

. . . [Andrew] Solomon said: “I was delighted to find in Rachel Dretzin a filmmaker who could translate my book into a gorgeous and compelling film, and now I’m thrilled that the film has found in Sundance Selects a distributor who shares our vision. This will be the perfect path for this deeply moving film to meet its audience.”

Dretzin added: “Sundance Selects has a fantastic track record and their plans for the film are very much in sync with what we had hoped for. It’s a delight and an honour to have them on board.”

Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, co-presidents of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “Far From The Tree is an inspiring and irresistibly moving journey into the differences that make us who we are. It builds on Andrew Solomon’s landmark book to paint a complex and universal portrait of acceptance with an empathy and scale that only true cinema can do.”

(To read the complete article, please visit Screen Daily.)