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51 Birch Street

2005
DIRECTOR: DOUG BLOCK - PRODUCER: LORI CHEATLE, DOUG BLOCK
CINEMATOGRAPHER: DOUG BLOCK - EDITOR: AMY SEPLIN  
COMPOSER: MACHINE HEAD, H. SCOTT SALINAS
COPACETIC PICTURES in association with HARD WORKING MOVIES
DISTRIBUTOR: TRULY INDIE

Documentary filmmaker Doug Block had every reason to believe his parents' 54-year marriage was a good one. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former secretary, he discovers two parents who are far more complex and troubled than he ever imagined. 51 Birch Street is a riveting personal documentary that explores a universal human question:
do you really want to know your parents?
 

"A spellbinding detective story" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine

“A Triumph of True Life Storytelling” - Eddie Cockrell, VARIETY

“A Work of Art” - A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Listed on several Best of 2006 lists, including The New York Times 10 Best Films of the Year, the Ebert and Roeper Show, the National Board of Review, the Chicago Sun Times, Rolling Stone Magazine and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Best Documentary of the Year by AARP Magazine, and Best Overall program at the Banff World Television Awards.