Home Page
Available on Tubi TV, iTunes
The year is 1996, and documentary filmmaker Doug Block, fascinated by this new thing called the internet, trains his wry, analytical lens on the burgeoning home page (i.e. blogging) phenomenon. He soon falls under the spell of 21-year old cyber superstar Justin Hall, whose (literally) bare-all online diary spares no details about friends, family, lovers and, inevitably, Block himself. When Hall goads the filmmaker into keeping his own online diary, the story takes an unexpectedly personal turn, with hilarious and deeply affecting results. This special 20th anniversary re-release confirms Home Page to be an astonishingly prescient historical document of our confession-crazed culture. It reintroduces the film that established Block as one of the foremost directors of the personal documentary form (51 Birch Street, The Kids Grow Up, 112 Weddings). And it highlights the birth of The D-Word (www.d-word.com), which has transformed over the past 20 years from Block's personal blog into the internet's foremost documentary community.
Starring Joey Anuff, Justin Hall, Jaime Levy
Director Doug Block