Documentary Film: Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
06/16/2013, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
$8 / $6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass map
Put your sneakers on, put your basketball in the trunk and bring the entire family to see Doin It In The Park this Father's Day. Be prepared to hit one of Memphis' many city parks after the film, including the Grizzlies' renovated courts at Southside Park (612 South Parkway East, near Orleans Elementary School).
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is an independent documentary film directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film, which explores the history, culture, and social impact of playground basketball, fits within the goals of the Memphis Grizzlies Healthy Home Court initiative by presenting a number of different basketball related games and emphasizing the inclusiveness of playground basketball as a positive activity for individuals and groups.
“One of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time.” Complex Magazine
“Beautifully depicted . . . evokes passion that anyone who has ever played may savor.” Ira Berkow, former New York Times sports columnist.
In Doin It in the Park, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It’s 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. Filmmakers Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts in all five NYC boroughs, traveling to a majority of locations by bicycle, bringing camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks to provide this unprecedented perspective on urban America’s most popular, and accessible, free recreation. Audience Award: Best feature, Urbanworld Film Festival 2012, Winner: Best Documentary, New Jersey Film Festival 2012
Directors: Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau | U.S.A. | 2012 | 90 minutes
Note: This screening is likely to sell out. We recommend purchasing advance tickets.
The Brushmark serves brunch from 11 am – 2 pm. Father's Day recommendations include the Grilled Angus Beef Cheeseburger ($12), the Corned Beef Hash & Eggs ($12), and the Delta Catfish Taco ($12). For reservations, please call 901.544.6225 or click here.
Presented by the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the Healthy Home Court initiative.