DOIN' IT IN THE PARK

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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.

"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 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.

Contact: info@doinitinthepark.com


AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST FEATURE, URBANWORLD FILM FEST 2012 

WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY, NEW JERSEY FILM FEST 2012


SPECIAL THANKS!

To the entire universe of ballplayers, music lovers, film buffs, sneaker heads, family and friends who supported our Kickstarter campaign, THANK YOU! Without the pledges from each of the backers listed below, we would not have been able to independently release DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK. We are eternally grateful. (Read more about the wonderful support we received here!)

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