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.”