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1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Several months after documentarian Doug Block's mother dies, his father announces that he plans to sell the family's Long Island, N.Y., home and move to Florida with his former secretary, Carol "Kitty" Duffy. Though Doug always believed his parents had a happy marriage, his father's sudden decision makes him wonder if their relationship was more complicated than he realized. In the weeks before his father moves, Doug interviews family and friends to learn more about his parents.


Director: Doug Block

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Truly Indie

51 Birch Street (2005)

Release Date: October 18th, 2006|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Through haunting home movies, Mina's diaries and interviews with Mike, a raw, riveting portrait emerges of what a child sees in his parents' relationship and what lies beneath. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Block's hypnotic documentary, among the finest of the year. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The intimate history of Doug Block's parents becomes fodder for a broader look at family secrets in this complex documentary. show more

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