51 Birch Street

No Passes


Lark Theater Tue, Dec 4, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Mind Reels
No Passes


How Well Do You Really Know Your Parents?


"That's the compelling, universal hook for Doug Block's 51 Birch Street, an irresistible mystery in the form of a documentary about an ordinary family -- his -- who finds out it's not quite, and never was, what it seemed to have been, even to the people living in it.


"The great enigma at the core of this movie is the one at the heart of every family: Who are these people, our parents? How much can we really know about them, and how much do we want to know?" — Roger Ebert


Guest speakers TBA prior to show.


Optional lunches include farm fresh sandwiches, salads and desserts from Farm House Local. Orders must be received by Saturday noon prior to show.  




Award-winning documentary director/producer Stephen Olsson returns as our host. Stephen Olsson has produced and directed documentary films and television series throughout the world for US and European broadcasters, including BBC, PBS (Frontline, POV, Nova), CNN, National Geographic Television working with diverse personalities like the Dalai Lama, Walter Cronkite, Noam Chomsky, Sean Penn and others. His films have premiered at Sundance, Tribeca, The Lincoln Center, Mill Valley and film festivals worldwide, winning critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the National Emmy Award for Outstanding Director, the Du-Pont Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award. Stephen is president of the Sausalito-based non-profit media group Cultural & Educational Media CEMproductions.org and is currently producing two documentary television series: Global Spirit, the first internal travel series, (GlobalSpirit.tv) and Bridge to Iran.