The new film directed by the Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau is the best basketball documentary of all-time. It’s amazing that no one has made a movie with the premise of actually talking to real basketball players – the ones that don’t play for money, the ones that play because they love the game. Basketball in its truest form is Streetball.
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC explores the definition, history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport.
Doin’ It In the Park is the true definition of Streetball and what it means to over 550,000,000 people around the world. Streetball is not full of tricks, poor fundamentals and is not without rules. Streetball is fundamental basketball.
Streetball is a way of life, especially in New York, where the film takes place. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are over 700 streetball courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.
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“You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up … for life.”
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC 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.
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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. The basketball documentary will be shown at select screenings around the world. Select the link “Doin’ It In the Park” Film Screening Schedule 2012.
Main film characters: Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kenny Smith, “Pee Wee” Kirkland, Fly Williams, God Shammgod, Tim “Headache” Gittens, Corey “Homicide” Williams, Kenny Anderson, Jack Ryan, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, Niki Avery, Milani Malik, and the Park Pick-Up Players of NYC. Follow @Streetball for exclusive updates and screenings of the new streetball documentary.