The trailer for The Kids Grow Up which will make its Canadian Premiere at the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

In 51 Birch Street, director Doug Block documented his troubled and distant relationship with his father, searching for understanding and a mutual connection. Now a father himself, Block continues his personal journey in The Kids Grow Up, focusing his lens on his only child Lucy, 17, as she’s about to leave home for college. As the countdown begins, Block reflects on their close relationship, her coming of age, and deep conversations mostly captured on film. As Lucy grows older, she becomes weary of the camera, while Block stays behind the lens hoping to stay tuned. His wife Marjorie copes with Lucy’s departure in her own way. Together, the couple ponders the next chapter after Lucy leaves. This tender, funny, and endearing collage explores the complexities of modern-day parenting, marriage, the adoring relationship between fathers and daughters, and the hardship of letting go.

3 min 15 sec


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April 16, 2010
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October 29, 2010
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