Film: Far From the Tree, Thematic Learning Initiative with UCSB Arts & Lectures
Screening of the 2017 documentary Far From the Tree.
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. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, this film is an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children facing unexpected challenges: 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 family.
Free. Registration recommended.
Pre-Registration will reserve you a seat up until 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.
Co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Santa Barbara Public Library. Part of A&L's Thematic Learning Initiative.
Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 7-9 pm