This film anthology selects seven works and includes a 35-minute interview with Ball by filmmaker and archivist Tom Whiteside. The selected films are:
Father Movie (1978)
Mexican Jail Footage (1980)
Do Poznaniq: Conversions in Poland (1991)
A work by Ball eschews technical polish in favor of "technical sincerity”"; it may be made, in part, on the run, as with Father Movie; it may be, as with his first work, Georgia, shot completely spontaneously. It is, as the filmmaker has written, "negligent of all but its own earnest rhythmic awareness... what one person and no other can give us." It is uncompromising and full of heart, strong enough to make one, as poet Allen Ginsberg has written of Ball’s Enthusiasm, "cry for life itself."