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The Kids Grow Up

2009
DIRECTOR: DOUG BLOCK - PRODUCER: LORI CHEATLE & DOUG BLOCK
CINEMATOGRAPHER: DOUG BLOCK - EDITOR MAEVE O'BOYLE - COMPOSER: H. SCOTT SALINAS
COPACETIC PICTURES in association with HARD WORKING MOVIES
DISTRIBUTOR: SHADOW DISTRIBUTION

In The Kids Grow Up director Doug Block Block (51 Birch Street) turns his camera away from his parents to look at his own family, offering an exceptionally moving film about his relationship with his only child, Lucy. This film chronicles Lucy’s emotionally-fraught last year at home before leaving for college. Moving seamlessly between past, present, and the fast-approaching future, Block has not only crafted a loving portrait of a girl transitioning into womanhood, but also a deeply poignant look at parenting and what it means to let go.

 

“A profound, and utterly relatable, contemplation of…. parenthood, aging and youth’s swift passing.” – Anthony Kaufman, indieWIRE

“Remarkable” – A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES (Critics’ Pick)

“Intimate, funny, deeply affecting; The Kids Grow Up exemplifies personal filmmaking at its most truthful and absorbing. It’s wonderful.” 
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post