Directed by Doug Block
Produced by Lori Cheatle and Doug Block
Producing with Copacetic Pictures
“A profound, and utterly relatable, contemplation of…. parenthood, aging and youth’s swift passing.”
- Anthony Kaufman, indieWIRE
“Intimate, funny, deeply affecting; The Kids Grow Up exemplifies personal filmmaking at its most truthful and absorbing. It’s wonderful.”
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
In The Kids Grow Up, filmmaker Doug Block follows up his internationally acclaimed documentary, 51 Birch Street, with another universal family story. From the moment of his daughter Lucy’s birth, Block has captured much of her life – and their relationship – on camera. Now his only child has turned 17, and is just months away from leaving home for college. Lucy’s imminent departure is the springboard for The Kids Grow Up, a funny and moving look at fathers and daughters, modern-day parenting and the looming empty nest.
“Remarkable” – A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES (Critics’ Pick)
“Intimate and deeply moving” - Bilge Ebiri, NEW YORK MAGAZINE (Critics’ Pick)
“Powerful…funny… irresistible” – Andrew O’Hehir, SALON.COM
“One of the best non-fiction films of the year.” - John P. McCarthy, BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE
U.S. Theatrical Release by Shadow Distribution.
Winner Special Jury Award, Silverdocs Film Festival.
With HBO Documentary Films, ZDF/ARTE, Channel 4, VPRO & Co-produced by Zeppers Film & TV
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