Far From the Tree opens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on July 27. More info: filmlinc.org/newreleases
Far from the Tree is an intimate look at parents raising and supporting children who have been deemed abnormal by society for various reasons: a mother determined to show the world that her son is not defined by his Down syndrome; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; parents supporting their daughter, who is the only little person in her family; and another couple whose deep love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime. This documentary adaptation of the New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon traces these families’ joys, challenges, tragedies, and triumphs.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.
More info: filmlinc.org