'51 Birch Street'
The best that navel gazery has to offer: Doug Block made a documentary about his 83-year-old father, who married another woman a mere three months after Doug's beloved mother died
. With all the drama of Paradise Lost
(if not the poetry), our sympathies tip between the agonized dead mother and her copious diaries
, the happy father and his slightly stupid new bride, and the awkward Doug and his stunned sisters. Slowly, the scales are pried
from his eyes. (Northwest Film Forum
, 1515 12th Ave
. 7 and 9 pm