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51 Birch Street

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"What makes "51 Birch Street" a moving revelation rather than a therapeutic exercise is Block's commitment to understanding his parents, Mike and Mina, on their own terms, regardless of what it does to his image of them."

– Sam Adams, LOS ANGELES TIMES

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51 Birch Street and the story of the Block family has had a powerful impact on audiences all over the world.  Now we invite you to share your personal reaction to the film, and how it hit home for you regarding your own family.

Trevor Bandura (age 37)

Wanted to learn how to lose 10 pounds and keep it off so I started researching and found some great ideas and kept track of my progress about great exercises that I likes doing and also some super easy diets to tone your stomach.

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Yakjayden wiliams (age 27)

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Sprung Instant Structures is the inventor of the stressed membrane structure, an engineered, relocatable, clearspan building alternative.

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Faucett (age 28)

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ivan de monbrison (age 42)

I am a painter myself, and have lost my father young, i think it was at the roots of my becoming a painter. So my guess is that this film is a meta-film about what is it to be an artist if not to tell one’s story behind a curtain. Here there is no veil, the roots and the fruits are seen at once, the roots: family disorder and the fruits that is the result, the film itself. Why will other people relate to it is clearly exposed here while it is often veiled with other art forms or means…

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Jane Andrew (age 23)

looking for cars try this

Buick Green Bay

and this one’s for

Pc Backup

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Jane Andrew (age 23)

looking for cars try this

Buick Green Bay

and this one’s for

Pc Backup

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John Bottomley (age 47)

I think that my father was and is one of the smartest men of his generation. As I near my fifties I can only now catch glimpses into his thoughts as he enters his mid-eighties. With such great awareness and mental agility came great suffering, suffering that was to define his life and ours.

He was a life-long engineer. I sell Hawaiian shirts. I fled the hidden alcoholism and crushing domination of our onw 51 Birch Street until I wound up in Honolulu. With time, our mindsets have begun to parallel more and more.

Films…

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Jane Warts (age 35)

I have a genital warts. Human Papillomavirus causes genital warts. Genital warts is a herpes symptoms. How get rid of herpes?

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Dan Hammertrout (age 38)

I have often wondered what my own parents’ marriage was like behind closed doors.  You conjure up your own images, scenes and stories; but you never really know what it is like.  That generation had a way of being very private about everything and shielding children from reality sometimes.

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