Charleen [videorecording] : or, How long has this been going on? ; Backyard / MIT Arts and Humanities Foundation ; Du Art Film Laboratories ; Du Art Video ; Independent Focus ; two films by Ross McElwee.
- Other Title:
- How long has this been going on?
Title on cassette label and case: Charleen / Backyard
- [New York, NY : First-Run Features : First-Run Features, 1999?]
1 videocassette (59 min. ; 40 min) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
- Swansea, Charleen.
- Short films.
Domestic comedy films.
- System Details:
- VHS - NTSC.
- Two films dealing with humorous family observations in the genteel South. "Charleen" follows the life of Charleen Swansea, a North Carolina poet and teacher. "Backyard" follows odd moments in a Southern town when the camera is turned on McElwee's friends and neighbors.
- Narrator, Charleen Swansea.
- Originally released: Charleen in 1978; Backyard in 1984.
Charleen: Winner Boston Film Critics Best Documentary Film.
Backdoor: Winner, New England Film Festival.
- McElwee, Ross, 1947- , Director
Swansea, Charleen. , Narrator
MIT Arts and Humanities Foundation. , Producer
Du Art Film Laboratories. , Producer
Du Art Video. , Producer
Independent Focus (Firm) , Distributor
First-Run Features (Firm) , Distributor
- Backyard [videorecording]
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