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Block's hypnotic documentary, among the finest of the year, is a resounding success because it touches on things every child has wondered about on the road to adulthood. What really went on in your parents' bedroom? Did Mom or Dad ever mess around?"

– Ruthe Stein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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Upcoming Screenings of 51 Birch Street

NOW ON DVD

You can order now at Amazon.com and get the 51 Birch Street DVD for $17.99 ($2 off).  DVD Extras include:
• “Who Knew: The Block Family Reacts to 51 Birch Street”
• “I Flunk Adultery: The Music Video”
• Theatrical trailer

Theatrical Release - 2006-2007

51 Birch Street began a 5-city theatrical release via Truly Indie on October 18th, 2006.  Thanks to spectacular reviews and audience word-of-mouth, it expanded over the following 9 months to many other cities and venues throughout the country and overseas.  Even now, we’re getting the occasional booking, which we’ll post here when we get more details. 

Engagements have now ended in NEW YORK CITY, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON, CHICAGO, MINNEAPOLIS, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON DC, INDIANAPOLIS, TUSCON, CLEVELAND, PORTLAND (MAINE), WATERVILLE (MAINE), HARTFORD (CT), DALLAS, EDMONTON (CANADA), BLOOMINGTON (IN), MOSCOW, LONDON (ONTARIO), DETROIT, DENVER, HOUSTON, OLYMPIA (WA), COLUMBIA (MO), BOISE, CAPE COD, SARASOTA, MADISON (WI), SAN ANTONIO, COLUMBUS (OH), WORCESTER (MA), FREMANTLE (AUSTRALIA), ROCKLAND (ME), HANOVER (NH), BIRMINGHAM (MI), STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN), SANTA FE, ROCHESTER, TIBURON (CA), NORTHAMPTON (MA), NEW HAVEN (CT), STAMFORD (CT), LAKE COUNTY (IL), CHERRY HILL (NJ), WEST ORANGE (NJ), PORT JEFFERSON (NY), WARWICK (NY), SYRACUSE (NY), SPRING VALLEY (NY), SCARSDALE (NY), FLORAL PARK (NY), GREAT NECK (NY), HAMPTON BAYS (NY), HUNTINGTON (NY), PLEASANTVILLE (NY), ROSLYN (NY), RYE (NY) AND PORT WASHINGTON (NY).

Broadcast Dates

51 Birch Street will ultimately be seen on television all over the world.  These are the broadcast premiere dates we know of right now. 

ISRAEL (YES DBS) - Tues, Jan 9
SWEDEN (SVT) - Thurs, Jan 18 (10pm, SVT1); Sat, Jan 20 (3pm, SVT2)
CANADA (CBC Newsworld: Passionate Eye) - Sun, Jan 28 (10pm ET/PT)
UNITED KINGDOM (More4: True Stories) - Wed, Feb 14 (9pm)
UNITED STATES (Cinemax) - Tues, May 8 (7pm)
FRANCE, GERMANY (Arte) - Mon, May 28 (10:40pm)
AUSTRALIA (SBS) - Tues, June 12 (10pm)

Past Festival Screenings

It was great fun while it lasted!  Adios and many thanks to:

Toronto International Film Festival - Sept, 2005 (World Premiere)
International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA) - Nov, 2005 (Joris Ivens Competition); Nov, 2006 (Panorama: Reflecting Images)
Floating Film Festival - Feb, 2006
Miami International Film Festival - March, 2006 (U.S. Premiere)
South By Southwest Film Festival (Austin, TX) - March, 2006
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece) - March, 2006
Festival de Cinema des 3 Ameriques (Quebec) - March, 2006
Al Jazeera International TV Festival (Qatar) - March, 2006
Philadelphia International Film Festival - March, 2006
Sarasota Film Festival - April, 2006
Nashville Film Festival - April, 2006
True/False West Documentary Film Festival - Apr, 2006
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC) - April, 2006
EDOC 5 (Ecuador) - May, 2006
Toronto Jewish Film Festival - May, 2006
Planete Doc Review (Warsaw) - May, 2006
Berkshire International Film Festival - May, 2006
Guth Gafa Film Festival (Donegal, Ireland) - May, 2006
Cracow Film Festival (Poland) - June, 2006
Newport Film Festival - June, 2006
Martha’s Vineyard Summer Film Series - July, 2006
Jerusalem Film Festival- July, 2006
New Zealand Film Festival - July, 2006
Encounters South African Int’l Documentary Festival - July, 2006
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - July, 2006
BritDoc (Oxford, England) - July, 2006
Edinburgh Film Festival - Aug, 2006
MTR DocFest (Museum of TV & Radio, New York City) - Oct, 2006
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Oct, 2006
Boston Jewish Film Festival - Nov, 2006
Washington Jewish Film Festival - Dec, 2006