DVD: Films by Gordon Ball

Films by Gordon Ball DVD Cover

"Watching Gordon Ball's films is a transcendent experience."
—Wheeler Winston Dixon

"The poetic parable is Ball's natural territory."
—Stephen Flinn Young

Gordon Ball "has accomplished something unique in the autobiographical genre of motion pictures."
—Stan Brakhage

Of Ball's Enthusiasm: "Gordon Ball make you cry for life itself."
—Allen Ginsberg

Of Mexican Jail Footage: "I can't forget this film."
—Robert Frank

"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."
—Tom Whiteside

This DVD anthology selects seven works and includes a 35-minute interview with Ball by filmmaker and archivist Tom Whiteside.

"Georgia" (1966)
"Father Movie" (1978)
"Mexican Jail Footage" (1980)
"Do Poznania [To Poznan]: Conversations in Poland" (1991)
"Sitting" (1977)
"Enthusiasm" (1979)
"Millbrook" (l985)

Films by Gordon Ball is carried by Canyon Cinema Cooperative (San Francisco), Filmmakers' Cooperative (New York), and Re:Voir (Paris).