In Episode 4, "Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC" co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau look back at the summer of 2012 screening schedule, where they shared their documentary at free outdoor venues throughout the U.S., in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Houston, as well as international cities like London, Milan, Barcelona, Geneva, Vienna, and Johannesburg. They met their goal to give back to the grassroots community that inspired the film, and by doing so expanded the film's following immensely. Each event drew a bigger audience than the one previous!
By the end of the summer, "Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC" was selected to the Urbanworld Film Festival 2012, and won the Audience Award For Best Feature Film! Tickets were sold out, and the theater was standing room only. UWFF added another showing by popular demand. The foundation of free outdoor screenings to the community leading up to this official World Premiere absolutely saw its positive dividends with the award.
"We gave the community a voice," explains co-director Bobbito Garcia. "We opened up a curtain, and allowed them to speak."
See other episodes revealing Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau's creative process in making what Henry Chalfant (Style Wars) calls "A perfect portrait of urban culture!" at vimeo.com/doinitinthepark.
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