Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Acquires North American Rights to 'Far from the Tree'

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Acquires North American Rights to 'Far from the Tree'

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Company plans a summer 2018 theatrical release.

Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring US and Canadian rights to Rachel Dretzin’s documentary, Far From The Tree, ahead of its world premiere on November 10 at DOC NYC documentary festival.

The deal was negotiated by Josh Braun of Submarine and Gabe Brakin and Krista Wegener of Participant for the filmmakers with Arianna Bocco from Sundance Selects/IFC Films. Sundance Selects plans a theatrical release during summer 2018.

Far From The Tree, based on Andrew Solomon’s book, looks at the difficulties and rewards of both raising and being a child whose life is vastly different from that of his or her parents. The film follows several families as they cope with the challenges presented by Down syndrome, dwarfism, autism, and having a child in prison.

Yo La Tengo and Nico Muhly created original music for the film, while cinematography is by Sam Russell and Wolfgang Held, with Ben Gold serving as editor. Jamila Ephron served as co-director, and Steve Golliday as co-editor. …

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