Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Emmy winner Rachel Dretzin’s documentary Far From the Tree, which will have its world premiere Friday at the DOC NYC festival ahead of its summer theatrical release. The film explores the ups and downs of parents raising children with different lives, following families as they cope with the challenges presented by Down syndrome, dwarfism, autism and having a child in prison. From Participant Media, in association with Flux Films an Ark Media production, the docu was produced by Dretzin, Solomon and Jamila Ephron, who co-directed. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann serve as executive producers, along with Mary Bing of Flux Films. 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.