Leaving Traces, the documentary film based on Bull City Summer by Ivan Weiss and Rock Fish Stew Institute of Literature and Materials, will be featured in two exclusive and very different film festivals this coming weekend.
*Saturday September 20, available online on demand, Leaving Traces, will be screened as part of the On Photography Film Festival, which is part of FOTOWEEK in Holland. This is your chance to check out the film in the comfort of your own home.
It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over, the Bulls’ season almost over, the BCS exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art and CAM Raleigh almost over. Catch two BCS events in Raleigh this week:
Tuesday night. August 12. 7:30pm. Quail Ridge Books. BCS writers Adam Sobsey and Howard Craft, photographer Leah Sobsey, and project director Sam Stephenson will present and discuss their work for BCS. For more information go HERE.
Recently BCS has been featured in the New York Times, ARTnews, and one of Kate Joyce’s works gets a full page treatment in the August 2014 issue of Harper’s magazine (print edition only – on news stands any day now).
For a full listing of BCS media coverage, go HERE.
I flipped on the television at lunchtime and the Tampa Bay Rays were playing the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game. In March, the MLB Network showed two or three of these exhibitions a day, an Observer Effect hazard that over time may very well change the nature of spring training, and baseball itself. When will the last mid-career starting pitcher abandon the time-honored, disciplined practice of throwing nothing but fastballs for four straight innings, taking his lumps from hitters purely in order to regain his arm strength and command, because he knows fans will be watching on television when he gives up a two-run double to some unknown minor-league scrub wearing no.