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The Kids Grow Up

Letting go is hard to do.
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Official Website
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Overview

Genre
Personal Doc and Human Interest
Synopsis

In his 51 BIRCH STREET, one of the most highly praised personal documentaries of recent years, Doug Block took a hard look at his parents’ marriage and his own relationship with his father. With his latest film, Block turns in the other direction, offering an exceptionally moving film about his relationship with his only child, Lucy. THE KIDS GROW UP is a chronicle of Lucy’s emotionally-fraught last year at home before leaving for college. Moving fluidly between past, present and the fast-approaching future, Block uses a lifetime of footage to craft not only a loving portrait of a girl transitioning into womanhood, but also an incredibly candid look at modern-day parenting, marriage, and what it means to let go.

Stage
finished
Running time
87 minutes

Credits

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

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Copacetic Pictures
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007
Prod. Partners
Lori Cheatle

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
IDFA, Full Frame, Silverdocs, Hot Docs
Awards
Special Jury Prize, Silverdocs
Distribution
Shadow Distribution, New Video
Broadcast (Prod.)
HBO, Channel Four, ZDF/Arte, VPRO
Broadcast (Acq.)
many
Language
English

Photos

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