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297 51 Birch Street
Do you really want to know your parents?


Video: 51 Birch Street trailer

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Overview

Genre

Personal Doc and Human Interest

Synopsis

Documentary filmmaker Doug Block always thought his parents' 54-year marriage was a good one. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries a former secretary, he discovers a family history far more complex and troubled than he ever imagined. 51 Birch Street is a riveting personal documentary that explores a universal human question – how much about your parents do you really want to know?

Stage

finished

Running time

88 minutes

Credits

Doug Block ... Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Writer

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Copacetic Pictures

Country

United States

Distribution Details

Release year

2006

Festivals

Toronto, IDFA, SXSW, Full Frame

Awards

National Board of Review, Banff

Distribution

Image Entertainment, New Video

Broadcast (Prod.)

HBO, ZDF/Arte

Broadcast (Acq.)

Channel Four, VPRO, CBC, SBS, SVT and many others

Language

English