Free Screening: Bobbito Garcia's "Doin' It In The Park" at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem this Sunday

By - Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Sunday night head out to Mt. Morris/Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem for a free screening of Bobbito Garcia’s new documentary on street ball called “Doin’ It in the Park.” Check out the trailer above and for more information click here. August 12 NYC SUMMERSTAGE/10TH ANNUAL IMAGENATION OUTDOORS FESTIVAL w/opening musical performances by DJ Bobbito Garcia and Tato Torres y YERBABUENA Marcus Garvey/Mt. Morris Park Bandshell, Harlem 122nd St./Mt. Morris Park West 7pm Seating first come first served FREE Rain Site: ImageNation RAW SPACE, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell (121st/122nd St.) About the film: 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. 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: 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. 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.

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