Documentarist, producer and cameraman Doug Block has previously made the films THE HECK WITH HOLLYWOOD! (1991) about the trials and tribulations of three first-time independent filmmakers. He has also directed the documentary HOME PAGE (1999) about the early days of the online phenomenon. Block has also produced and shot numerous other documentaries.
Given the oppotunity, would you want to know everything about your family?
When his mother dies and his father announces that he’s moving to Florida to marry his former secretary, filmmaker Doug Block starts digging into his family history. 51 BIRCH STREET is a personal documentary that asks a fundamental question: How well do we know our parents, and how much do we really want to know? 51 BIRCH STREET is both a funny and heartbreaking first-person account of a journey through one family’s history, with relevance to any family.
Doug Block, Loni Cheatle Sales: Films Transit International Norwegian distribution:
Festivalimport Colour / B&W:
Farger og svart-hvitt Production format:
Diverse/Various Screening format:
Analog video Time / length:
4:3 Sound format:
Ingen Rated (age):
15 Web: www.51Birchstreet.com