“Every Court Has a Story.” For millions of basketball players across America and throughout the world, there are no refs, no sneaker deals and no doctors on call. To get in the game, you have to show up at the local park or gym, claim a spot and fight to keep it. The next game isn’t a guarantee. Every point matters. That’s pickup basketball. Ballin’ at the Graveyard is a gritty look into the culture and community of pickup basketball as told by a group of hardcore ballers at Albany’s Washington Park – aka, the Graveyard. It offers a courtside view of the unwritten rules, hierarchy and special code of ethics of pickup ball, and provides a revealing glimpse into the off-the-court struggles and triumphs of a core group of players who call the court their home. Ballin’ at the Graveyard is a thought-provoking portrait of urban basketball that will challenge what you think you know about life behind the chain-link fence.
Friday, July 13 – Opens at Albany’s Spectrum 8 Theatre
Thursday , July 19 – A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit the African American Cultural Center