SYNOPSIS

In The Kids Grow Up, director Doug Block turns his camera award from his parents to look at his own family, offering an exceptionally moving film about his relationship with his only child, Lucy. This film chronicles Lucy’s emotionally-fraught last year at home before leaving for 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 a deeply poignant look at parenting and what it means to let go.

CREDITS

DIRECTOR: Doug Block
PRODUCERS: Lori Cheatle & Doug Block
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Doug Block
EDITOR: Maeve O’Boyle
COMPOSER: H. Scott Salinas
CO-PRODUCTION:HBO, Channel 4, VPRO, ZDF/Arte
DISTRIBUTOR: Shadow Distribution
RELEASE DATE: 2009

AWARDS

SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Special Jury Award

PRESS

“A profound, and utterly relatable, contemplation of…parenthood, aging and youth’s swift passing.”
– Indiewire

“Remarkable.”
– The New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

“Intimate, funny, deeply affecting; The Kids Grow Up exemplifies personal filmmaking at its most truthful and absorbing. It’s wonderful.”
– Washington Post