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.