Synopsis

For the past two decades, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street, The Kids Grow Up) has helped support himself by shooting weddings. Hired for his intimate documentary style, he found himself emotionally bonding with his wedding couples on their big day, only to send off their videos and never see them again. Many years and 112 weddings later, having long wondered what’s become of their marriages, Block begins to track down some of his favorite couples. Juxtaposing rapturous wedding day flashbacks with remarkably candid present-day interviews, 112 Weddings explores timeless themes of love and marital commitment.

Throughout, Block speaks to his experiences as a witness to over 100 couples’ “big days,” and the effect revisiting them has on his view of marriage. Says Rabbi Jonathan Blake, “Happy weddings are a dime a dozen. Happy marriages are much more rare and therefore more precious.” In the end, although agreeing that “happily ever after is complicated,” 
Block decides there is beauty in the moment when a newlywed couple walks “off bravely into the unknown future.”

“Brilliantly constructed, compulsively watchable.”
– Ann Hornaday, WASHINGTON POST

“One of the most complete and honest views of marriage that any movie has ever put forth.”
– Jess Rogers, CINEMA AXIS

   

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2014

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Written, Produced and Directed by
DOUG BLOCK

Produced by
LORI CHEATLE
DOUG BLOCK

Executive Producer for HBO
SHEILA NEVINS

Senior Producer for HBO
LISA HELLER

Executive Producer for BBC
NICK FRASER
KATE TOWNSEND

Executive Producer For ZDF/Arte
MARK PIEPER

Editor and Co-Writer
MAEVE O’BOYLE

Original Music by
JON FOY

Associate Producer
ELIZABETH J. THEIS

Cinematography by
DOUG BLOCK

Producing with Copacetic Pictures