Doug Block

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Doug Block
Alma materCornell University
Occupation(s)Director, Cinematographer, Writer and Producer
Years active1991–present
  • Mike Block (father)
  • Mina Block (mother)

Doug Block (born 1953 in Port Washington, New York) is an American documentary filmmaker.[1][2] He is best known for his work on the documentaries 112 Weddings, 51 Birch Street, Home Page, The Kids Grow Up and more.[3][4][5]

Life and career[edit]

Doug was born in Port Washington, New York and graduated from Cornell University.

Doug's debut documentary film The Heck With Hollywood!, starring Gerry Cook and Jennifer Fox, It screened at American Film Institute and more festivals.[6][7] In August 1999 he founded (and is currently a co-host of) The D-Word, an online community for documentary professionals worldwide. His second documentary film, Home Page, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.[8][9] In 2005, his documentary, 51 Birch Street, was named one of the 10 Best Films of the Year by the New York Times.[10] In 2010, his documentary, The Kids Grow Up, received Special Jury Mention at the Silverdocs.[11]

Doug is currently working on a new documentary, Betty & Henri, which is based on a love letter tucked into the guidebook he'd taken along on an anniversary trip to Paris.[12][13]



  1. ^ "indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Doug Block, director of "51 Birch Street"". Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  2. ^ "DOUG BLOCK'S "THE KIDS GROW UP" AT STF". Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  3. ^ "Interview: Doug Block (112 Weddings)". Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  4. ^ "Interview: Scenes From a Marriage, Revealed by a Son". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  5. ^ "Daddy's Little Documentary Subject". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  6. ^ "FILMFEST A YEAR OF REACHING OUT". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  8. ^ "1999 Sundance Film Festival". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  9. ^ "1999 Sundance Film Festival Unveils Opening Night and Lineups". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  10. ^ "Here's to the Ambitious and the Altmans". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  11. ^ "AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners 2010". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  12. ^ "A love letter, a Monet and a filmmaker's obsession: The search for Betty and Henri". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  13. ^ "Can you solve the mystery of this Paris love letter?". Retrieved 2019-01-07.

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