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Washington Blade: Differences between parents, children explored in new doc

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

By Brian T. Carney

Openly gay writer Andrew Solomon has a simple but powerful dream for the new documentary Far from the Tree

“I’d like it to diminish the isolation of people who are different,” he says.

… Solomon realized that parents dealing with a wide variety of challenges end up having a great deal in common.

“If you think you have something in common with everyone who’s had to deal with a child who astonishes or surprises, who disrupts their parent’s expectations, then you’re dealing with most parents in the world. Our differences unite us,” he says.

(To read the full article, please visit the Washington Blade.)