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by Indiewire
September 6, 2006 3:43 AM
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Block Sets Truly Indie Release for "51 Birch Street"

Doug Block's "51 Birch Street," which debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, will be released by Truly Indie on October 18th. The documentary, produced by Block and Lori Cheatle, is the story of Block's own parents -- after the death of Block's mother, he learns that his father is moving to Florida to be with his secretary from 40 years ago and over the course of the film reveals the secrets of his own family. "'51 Birch Street' is that rare film that perfectly and gracefully captures the drama of life-changing events as family secrets are uncovered," said Truly Indie's Kelly Sanders in a statement. "Done in such a profound and moving way, this film is immensely entertaining and we are extremely excited to be working with the skillful filmmaker Doug Block, to bring this picture to audiences throughout the country." The film is a Copacetic Pictures production in association with HBO Documentary Films and Priddy Brothers Entertainment. It is a ZDF co-production in cooperation with Arte and the deal was negotiated by Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment. [Eugene Hernandez]

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