As announced in indieWIRE and other trades yesterday, Shadow Distribution will handle the North American theatrical release of Doug Block’s feature documentary “The Kids Grow Up.” The film will premiere on Oct 29 at the Angelika Film Center in New York City before expanding its run to other cities (including the Laemmle Sunset 5 in LA on Nov 12).
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.”