Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is an independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport.
In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.
Doin’ It In The Park lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly the common ballplayer who all day looks forward to calling “next” game at their local schoolyard.
Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC’s five boroughs to create their debut documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film’s title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America’s most popular, and accessible, free recreation.
This documentary is screening in select cities and needs your help to bring it to your local theatre. Reserve your tickets by visiting the film’s Screening page in order to bring it to your city.
[NOTE: for those near or in the Boston area, there will be an “after-party” at the best place to have a drink and discuss hoops, Parlor Sports, including free Grillo’s fried pickles for those with ticket stubs. Spread the word!]
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Debut project from the dumps of the Dugout, spreading positivity and knowledge.
Project produced by KReam Team
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by John McRae