Quote of the Day

“The three things that were disturbing were, one, how quick it was: two, how different she was from my mother. And three, how happy my father was. It was like he was a new man. Like he was totally liberated by my mother’s death. That was really disturbing. Who is this guy, going around expressing himself and looking so happy? And saying ‘I love you’ all the time? Have you been this way all the time? Is this the real you? And if so, what happened?”
–Filmmaker Doug Block, author of the new documentary 51 Birch Street, describing how his father’s immediate remarriage after his mother’s death prompted him to explore his parents’ history and led to a film exploring their 50-year relationship.