Gordon Ball

Father Movie (1978) 16mm, Super 8, color, 9.75 min

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Made spontaneously with the news of my fathers death -- i kept a friends instamatic super-8 in coat pocket as I headed to Winston-Salem and the rest home where my father died of a sudden stroke overnight. I filmed on a highway, in his abandoned rest home room, then drove weeping and filming at the same time, one hand on wheel, one holding camera, past the houses -- my sisters, his own, -- he and my mother had lived after retirement from life's work abroad. In his two film of the last days and death of his father, and the life and death of his mother, Gordon Ball has accomplished something unique in the autobiographical genre of motion pictures. he has reconciled still ( as the mind would have it remembering) with movie and DOCUMENT (in the form of home movies) with the 'myth' of his voice track.' -- Stan Brakhage [available on super 8mm or 16 mm]

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

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