Opening Night Film: “Far From the Tree”

Top Pick March 27, 2019 Somerville Free 0
“Far From the Tree” (Courtesy photo)
“Far From the Tree” (Courtesy photo)

Based on Andrew Solomon’s bestselling book, “Far From the Tree” is a human look at families raising children in a society that deems them “different.” 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 son with autism; 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. The film invites viewers to rethink what it means to be a “normal” family.

In English with open captions and audio description.

Discussion to follow with film subjects.

Co-presented with Aspire/MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Asperger/Autism Network (AANE).

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When
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
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Price
Free

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