DVD: Films by Gordon Ball
"Watching Gordon Ball's films is a transcendent experience."
"The poetic parable is Ball's natural territory."
Gordon Ball "has accomplished something unique in the autobiographical genre of motion pictures."
Of Ball's Enthusiasm: "Gordon Ball make you cry for life itself."
Of Mexican Jail Footage: "I can't forget this film."
"Mexican Jail Footage reminds me of standing by the tracks and watching a train go by—it is so strong, it lasts so long, and it is over so quickly."
This DVD anthology selects seven works and includes a 35-minute interview with Ball by filmmaker and archivist Tom Whiteside.
Films by Gordon Ball is carried by Canyon Cinema Cooperative (San Francisco), Filmmakers' Cooperative (New York), and Re:Voir (Paris).