Films & Other Videos
Films with: Block, Doug
- 51 Birch Street
- Documentary filmmaker Doug Block had believed his parents' 54-year marriage was a good one until, just a few months after his mother's unexpected death, his father announced that he was moving to Florida to live with his secretary from 40 years before. Doug returns to suburban Long Island for one last visit. Through conversations with family and friends and surprising diary revelations, he comes to understand that his parents were far more complex and troubled than he ever imagined.
- DVD 4950
- Children next door a true story about growing up with domestic violence /
- THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR recounts the fear and pain of domestic violence through the eyes of children. The film takes us on a family's journey to discover the truth that lies beneath a reoccurring cycle of violence and the solution to end it. Raised in Tennessee households fraught with domestic violence, Penny and Brad Waldroup vowed when they fell in love to end the cycle. A ten-year marriage plagued by waves of mounting violence, all in front of their four young children, culminated one horrific night. The film opens five and a half years later as the family continues to struggle with the impact of the violence that shaped their lives. Within three short months, we witness an astonishing turn of events.
- DVD 11261
- Home page
- The year is 1996, and documentary filmmaker Doug Block, fascinated by a new thing called the internet, trains his wry, analytical lens on the growing blogging phenomenon. He soon falls under the spell of cyber superstar Justin Hall, whose bare-all online diary spares no details about friends, family, lovers and, inevitably, Block himself. When Hall goads the Doug into keeping his own online diary, the story takes an unexpectedly personal turn, with funny and affecting results.
- DVD 13055