FAR FROM THE TREE - In Person: Best Selling Author Andrew Solomon

CoPresented with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Jan 9 7:00 PM

Description

FAR FROM THE TREE
Wednesday, January 9 at 7 pm
Members $11 | Public $16

Guest speakers: Best Selling Author Andrew Solomon &
Dr. Michael Wigler, Professor of Cancer Research

CoPresented with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Join acclaimed author Andrew Solomon for a screening of the documentary adaptation of his bestselling book about the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in ways that invite viewers to rethink what it means to be a “normal family.”

Far From the Tree is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems “abnormal”: a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose deep love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime. Tracing their joys, challenges, tragedies, and triumphs, Far From the Tree invites viewers to rethink what it means to be a “normal family.” (USA, 2018, 93 min., NR, English | Dir. Rachel Dretzin)

“Marvelous . . . a boundlessly empathetic documentary.” - David Edelstein, NEW YORK


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