Directed by Ross McElwee • Documentary • 1984 • 40 minutes
The result of McElwee turning his camera on his family and their neighbors, the film is a humorous and poignant look at odd moments in a genteel Southern town.
"Backyard is equal parts Samuel Beckett, Jean-Luc Godard and Werner Herzog."—Boston Globe
"Always wise and irreverent... Ross McElwee has given new meaning and flair to first-person non-fiction cinema."—The Museum of Modern Art