Re: Athletics vs. Aesthetics

From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2008 - 11:32:10 PDT

Issue No. 4 (published july 1985) of the journal
SPIRAL features a section called "Baseball and
Filmmaking" which features artworks, photos, and
poetic musing type writings by Thomas Boswell, Albert
Kilchesty, Steve Osborn, William Scaff, Tom Palazzolo,
Jeff Kreines and Michael Guccione. It's actually
pretty loose on the explicit relationships between the
two, more of a weird musing creative project by a
bunch of guys who were digging baseball, but it's
kinda fun to read.

At some point in the 1980s or early '90s it is alleged
that Albert "Buddy" Kilchesty curated a program on
baseball-related film (presumably exp. film) in San
Francisco. I've always assumed this was presented at
San Francisco Cinematheque (where he worked at the
time) but am striking out (ha ha) on locating details.
Any old timers out there remember this one?

Finally(?), Lewis Klahr's SOFT TICKET is composed,
almost exclusively I believe, of images from baseball
cards and audio recordings of sports announcers. A
pretty interesting film. has anyone screened this
thing anywhere???

Steve Polta
San Francisco Cinematheque

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