Coming to NYC’s JCC CineMatters series tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8: TREE MAN
Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild’s portrait of a Christmas tree salesman had its world premiere at Montreal World this Fall. It has gone on to screen at DOC NYC and St Lawrence.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
For five weeks each year, François leaves his wife and small children in Quebec to live in a van on the streets of New York City. Like hundreds of other seasonal workers, he’s a tree man, selling Christmas trees on the Upper West Side, sacrificing time with his loved ones to provide an essential element of the holiday spirit for others. But, as revealed in Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild’s affectionate portrait, François’ time away from home is not without the warmth of a family of sorts.