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Hot Nights; Charleen


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Hot Nights
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Series Description

1979 series of films acquired by WGBH - some by local independent filmmakers. Titles include: LOVE IT LIKE A FOOL by Susan Wengraf; PORTRAITS FROM THE 2 O'CLOCK by Fred Simon; BOSTON'S MARATHON MAN by Nancy Porter; THE FEMALE LINE by Pam Peabody; TATTOO by Whit Rummel; CHARLEEN by Ross McElwee; ISADORA DUNCAN: THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD by Ken Russell; FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD by Hunter Thompson; ISAAC SINGER'S NIGHTMARE; BUKOWSKI; DEAL; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. CRAIG! Series release date: 1979

Program Description

She’s a middle-aged woman teaching poetry to high school students in North Carolina who introduces herself as a protege of Ezra Pound, ee cummings, and Albert Einstein. Filmmaker Ross McElwee’s cinema verite film chronicles a month in Charleen’s life.



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Chicago: “Hot Nights; Charleen,” 06/21/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8AFABA677AA5487DA54432EBFFC6723B.
MLA: “Hot Nights; Charleen.” 06/21/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8AFABA677AA5487DA54432EBFFC6723B>.
APA: Hot Nights; Charleen. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8AFABA677AA5487DA54432EBFFC6723B
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