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Shadow Distribution Picks Up Doug Block's Follow Up To "51 Birch Street"

A scene from Doug Block's "The Kids Grow Up." Image courtesy of Shadow Distribution.

Shadow Distribution has just announced that it will be handling the North American theatrical distribution of Doug Block's feature documentary "The Kids Grow Up." The film has already made the rounds at the Hot Docs, Full Frame and IDFA Film Festivals, and will next screen at Silverdocs Festival, before its theatrical premiere on October 29 at the Angelika Film Center in New York. Shadow plans to expand the film's run to other cities following its premiere.

Block tackles a similar personal narrative in his follow up to his acclaimed documentary "51 Birch Street," in which Block dissected his parents' marriage and his relationship with his father. In a similar vein, "The Kids Grow Up" explores the director's own bond with his daughter.

“We're thrilled to be able to bring this moving, honest, funny, beautiful and important film to North American audiences," said Shadow president Ken Eisen. “Doug’s made a film that’s truly universal precisely because it’s so personal."

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