- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 14, 2007
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/18/2006
"[W]hat makes 51 Birch Street so gripping is its particularity....Mr. Block has put his parents' life, and his own, into this film with such warmth and candor that it may take more than one viewing to recognize it as a work of art."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/03/2006
"The surprisingly moving result is a warm and honest portrait of a marriage at its most mysterious, and ordinary." -- Grade: A-
Rolling Stone - 11/30/2006
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] raw, riveting portrait emerges of what a child sees in his parents' relationship and what lies beneath."
Director Mike Block helms this intensely personal film about his family. In the wake of his mother's death, Block discovered that his father had moved to Florida and shacked up with his former secretary. After hearing this shocking news the filmmaker decided to shoot a film about his distant relationship with his father, and 51 BIRCH STREET is the fascinating result of his labors.
Family Crises |
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- Theatrical Release: October 20, 2006