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Alexander Street Press Releases Award Winning Film On Adults Living With Their Parents

October 25, 2011

OCTOBER 25, 2011 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) -- Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press, announces today the addition of In My Parents’ Basement to their catalog of film titles.

Filmed over a nine-month period, In My Parents’ Basement provides a window into the lives of three adult children who have returned to their parents’ homes to live – Bob, 34, has lived with his parents for two years; Nancy, 42, moved back into her mother’s basement three months ago; and Denise, 26, lives in her parents’ basement with her husband, David.

Regardless of the circumstances that prompted each of the subjects to move back into their parents’ homes, it becomes clear that they are all constantly plagued by future dreams, past failures and the difficulty of moving on.

“This film sheds light on a situation that is becoming increasingly more common today than ever before,” said Linda Gottesman, Co-founder of Filmakers Library. “Unfortunately, the state of our economy today is forcing more adult children to live with their parents again – a challenging and frustrating experience at times. In My Parents’ Basement shows real examples of the mental and emotional strain that this can take on both children and parents, making it a great resource for future psychologists and social workers.”

In My Parents’ Basement received the Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival in 2002.

In My Parents’ Basement is currently available for purchase on DVD. Later this month, this title will be available online in streaming video through Alexander Street’s Academic Video Store at, and as part of Alexander Street’s Filmakers Library Online collection.

A preview of this video can be found on the Alexander Street Press YouTube channel. For more information on In My Parents’ Basement or to order the DVD, visit Qualified faculty and library staff may request trial access and pricing information for Filmakers Library Online by emailing sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com ( sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com).


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