Film Screening: Far From the Tree
November 15th, 6:00 pm, 23 Sidney Place
MMFS is pleased to present Far from the Tree, a film by Rachel Dretsin. The film is based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity. There will be a Q & A with Andrew Solomon following the film. We are thrilled to welcome him back to MMFS and to share this film with our school community. Andrew Solomon spoke at MMFS in 2013 as a part of the Parents Association Speaker Series and he was awarded Adam’s Prize for his work on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities at MMFS’s annual Gala in 2017.
From the film’s press release: Far from the Tree follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. The film runs 93 minutes.
Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health and the arts. He is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, and President of PEN American Center. A native New Yorker, Solomon lives with his husband and son in New York and London.
Please RSVP no later than November 13th here.