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17 Blocks (2019)

Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.

Director:

Davy Rothbart

Writers:

Davy Rothbart (Writer), Jennifer Tiexiera
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emmanuel Durant Jr. Emmanuel Durant Jr.
Akil 'Smurf' Sanford Akil 'Smurf' Sanford
Cheryl Sanford Cheryl Sanford
Justin Sanford Justin Sanford
Denice Sanford-Durant Denice Sanford-Durant
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Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.

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Genres:

Documentary

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The title of the film refers to the distance in blocks between the home of the family shown and the Capitol building in the center of Washington. See more »

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Mesmerizing, tragic and hopeful
5 October 2019 | by kathfishSee all my reviews

Rothbart's second documentary is gripping and inspiring. No one tells a story like he can. The fact that much of the footage was recorded and documented by the family itself makes it extraordinary. Saw it tonight as part of the Woodstock Film Festival, where it was extremely well-received.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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