Opening Night Film: “Far From the Tree”

Top Pick March 27, 2019 Somerville Free
“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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Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
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