posts by dweinstein

Date(s) - 12/09/2015
1:30 am - 3:00 am

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The JCC in Manhattan


Dir. Jon Reiner & Brad Rothschild (USA, 2015, 82 min.)Every holiday season, hundreds of Christmas tree sellers descend upon the streets of New York City to ply their trade. Having left their homes and families behind, often living out of their cars and vans, they endure the adversity of a migrant’s survival. Francois, a “Tree Man” and father of three from Quebec, returns to the same Manhattan street corner each year to deliver the magic of the season. TREE MAN explores Francois’ journey and the relationships that sustain him — with his customers, employees and the people of his adopted neighborhood. While he may sell trees for a living, it is his role as the neighborhood Tree Man that draws the community closer together and gives meaning to his grueling month far from home.