On the third Thursday of each month, HWFC partners with WAMC's The Linda to show a socially conscious film, accompanied by food and live music at 6pm. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the link or in person at the Linda.
WITH DIRECTORS JON REINER AND BRAD ROTHSCHILD IN ATTENDANCE
Every holiday season, hundreds of Christmas tree sellers from across North America descend upon the streets of New York City to ply their trade. Having left their homes and families behind, they endure the adversity of a migrant’s survival living out of their cars and vans. François, a “Tree Man” and father of three from Québec, returns to the same Manhattan street corner every year to deliver the magic of the season.
Tree Man explores François’ 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.