Deftly intercutting illusion and reality, Game of the Week is an affectionate look at America's obsession with baseball. As artist-in-residence with the San Francisco Giants, Doug Hall lived out a life-long fantasy of playing Major League baseball. Hall half-mockingly, half-seriously immerses himself in the rituals of the game, from chewing tobacco and taking batting practice to signing autographs. Hall's sly fusion of fantasy and reality comments on the heroism with which the American public invests its sports figures, the mythic status that television confers on its participants, and the importance of spectacle and symbol in American culture.
Conceived by Doug Hall. Camera: John Rogers. Sound: Lynn Adler. Still Photo: Diane Hall. Consultant: Jody Procter. With: Doug Hall, Chip Lord and the San Francisco Giants.