This Is Just Batting Practice: A Tale About G.I. Joes, Tomato Boxes, Rivers & Reincarnation (2011)
Director: Benjamin Lenzner
A film inspired by a cache of 8 mm family films that were hidden away in dusty old tomato boxes in a far off corner of Brooklyn. Spanning six decades and five countries, while fusing 8 mm, VHS and digital video, 'This is Just Batting Practice' explores moments of memory found in home movies. Integrating interviews, found footage, and recorded sounds, while straddling the past, present and future, 'This is Just Batting Practice' drifts through time, rushing fast from the source of the river, navigating tributaries, and finally meandering to the sea, through wide and fertile delta soil.