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3 Backyards is a film written and directed by Eric Mendelsohn and starring Embeth Davidtz. It premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Directing Prize,[1] as did Mendelsohn's first feature, Judy Berlin; Mendelsohn is the only director to have won the prize twice.[2]

3 Backyards
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Directed byEric Mendelsohn
Written byEric Mendelsohn
StarringEmbeth Davidtz
CinematographyKasper Tuxen
Edited byMorgan Faust
Jeffrey K. Miller
Release date
  • January 24, 2010 (2010-01-24) (Sundance)
  • March 11, 2011 (2011-03-11) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

The independent film was released theatrically by Screen Media Films in March 2011.[3]


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  1. ^ "3 Backyards".
  2. ^ "Eric Mendelsohn | Columbia University School of the Arts". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Peter Knegt (7 October 2010). "Screen Media Takes "Backyards" Ahead of Hamptons Fest". Indiewire.

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