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Bloor Cinema Release: 112 Weddings

May 23, 2014

By John Corrado

112 Weddings Poster

After premiering at Hot Docs a few weeks back, 112 Weddings is opening today at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, and will be playing numerous times over the next week.  Below are my thoughts on the film, originally published during the festival.

Documentarian Doug Block has filmed over a hundred weddings, leaving every one of them wondering what became of the couples after their big day.

Nine of their stories are told in 112 Weddings, through interviews that are sometimes sweet and other times quite sad.  Among the most interesting and also heartbreaking stories is that of David Bromberg, an independent screenwriter with bipolar who speaks candidly about his life in a way that makes him a great subject.

At 92 minutes, the film sometimes feels a touch unfocused in the narrative structure of these interviews.  But there are some great scenes here, along with a few moments of genuine wisdom about why some marriages last and others end in pain.

We can tell that Doug Block has great affection for all of the couples he has filmed, and 112 Weddings is an often engaging and at times heartbreaking experience, that is worth seeing at the Bloor.  Tickets can be found right here, and Doug Block will be participating in a Skype Q&A after three of the shows this weekend.

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