The Kids Grow Up

The Kids Grow Up

Doug Block, USA, 2009HD, Colour, 92'

In “51 Birch Street”, director Doug Block took a hard look at his parents’ marriage and his own relationship with his father. Now, he turns in the other direction, offering an exceptionally moving film about his relationship with his only child, Lucy. Block has filmed his daughter since the day she was born, but soon she’ll head off to 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 an incredibly candid look at parenting and what it means to let go. This time of transition comes with its fair share of struggles. To his credit, Block does not shy away from these moments, nor from the insightful yet occasionally harsh analysis his wife offers. The result is a story told with such honesty and openness that a singular experience unfolds into a universal story of parenting, marriage, and family -- making this a film that parents, daughters, and sons will appreciate.

01 August, Kino Bahçe, 20:15

05 August, Shtëpia e Kulturës, 14:00

View From The World

Director: Doug Block
Producer: Doug Block, Lori Cheatle
Cinematographer: Doug Block
Editor: Maeve O'Boyle
Sound: Otto Gain

Director's Biography

New York-based director, producer and cameraman, whose work includes some of the most acclaimed feature documentaries of the past 20 years. He is currently producing Amy Hardie’s “The Edge of Dreaming”, a co-production with Channel Four, ZDF/Arte, VPRO and Scottish Screen. Doug is also the founder and co-host of “The D-Word” (, a popular online discussion forum for documentary professionals worldwide.

Festivals and Awards:

IDFA 2009, Holland. Full Frame 2010, UK.


Copacetic Pictures
10 Jay St, #902, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

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