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Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 6:26 pm  |  13 responses

Video: Doin’ It In The Park

A documentary on New York’s pick-up basketball scene.

Here’s a trailer for Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC, a new film co-directed by basketball die-hards Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau that is scheduled for release this summer. Doin’ It explores the definition, history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer basketball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport. The film uncovers and dissects the NYC streetball 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.

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. As mentioned, above is a short trailer, and be sure to follow the film on Facebook and Twitter for updates and announcements.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    This will be great. Shout out to Bob and Kevin!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I agree Ben, this will be great. It is great. We are gonna be greater for watching it!

  • Selwyn ( UK )

    “Can’t Wait” (B.S voice) Visiting from England – spent 1 day watching games @ The Cage , then later the night @ MSG. Hoop Heaven

  • JB

    NYC playground basketball is the best! In the winter, if it was 30 degrees, it was warm enough to hoop. Just make sure you take it to the hole before the wind takes your J.

  • shuref00t

    Dope! Looking forward to seeing this.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/blogs/adventures-of-the-catford-saints/ Ben Taylor

    I cannot wait to check this out.

  • crooklyn

    Only right that bobbito put this together, dude has been nothing less than an ambassador to this here sport and this here town. God bless

  • http://getwisenyc.com Christian Wise

    Best film ever; word is bond.

  • http://www.sfbff.org SFBFF

    If you are out in the Bay Area in June, this will be screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival June 16 & 17, 2012. This is a epic Documentary!

  • Coach Will Curry BCNY Hawks

    Congrates 2 Bobbito & Kevin, this is just what some young cats need 2 know about playing “Real Ball”. No harm, No Foul. We need More cats 2 become “Ball Players Not just people who play ball”. (Message 2 Bobbito, We at The BCNY Harriman Club House, would love 4 U 2 come back & Rap 2 Our Members again, when U get some spare time. Peace

  • http://www.sfbff.org SFBFF

    Here is an inview from Bobbito about the film… nice interview…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOq57LFH1OA

  • http://www.facebook.com/Claro.de.luna Pame Zapata Avilés

    Im from chile and we can’t watch this movie from here…. There is a webpage where we can see it on line, we are eager to watch it :) !!

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