Doin It in the Park explores the history, culture and social impact of New York’s “pick-up” basketball scene, the worldwide Mecca of the sport. Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC’s five boroughs to create their debut documentary.
In New York City, pick-up is not just a sport, it’s a way of life. There are over 700 courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church. Doin It in the Park explores this world through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly, the common man and woman, including those incarcerated and handicapped, who loyally look forward to experiencing the raw energy of the game at their local outdoor court.
Featuring interviews with Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, Richard “Pee Wee” Kirkland, James “Fly” Williams and many more.
Watch the trailer here.