Witness Palestine Film Series

Ballin' at the Graveyard

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening

Duration: 

83

Rating: 

Not Rated

Peer inside a group of people, get to know them on screen, and presuppositions and stereotypes begin to crumble. On the opening night of Ballin' at the Graveyard, this is what we expect, and we're privileged to have the filmmakers and some of the documentary's subjects on hand to talk to you, loyal viewers, about your impressions and their experience during filming.

Viewers fortunate enough to attend opening night will hear Basil Anastassiou, a graduate of Syracuse University, and Paul Kentoffio, a graduate of SUNY Brockport, along with several players in the film discuss the filming process, their lives, and anything else the audience would like to know.

Tickets for this very special opening night are only $8.

About the Film:

Ends on Thursday Oct 3rd
Not since Hoop Dreams has there been a portrait of urban basketball that's as raw, real and anchored in the true African American experience.
 
This gritty, eye-opening film takes viewers deep inside the intricate culture of urban pickup basketball and its players. By shining an unflinching light on one court and the lives of five men who play there, Ballin' at the Graveyard vividly reveals the heart, humor and brotherhood forged on the court and beyond. This surprising documentary knocks down stereotypes and challenges assumptions, offering a perspective on African American men – as fathers, mentors and community-minded leaders – that is all but ignored by today's media.
 
Ballin' at the Graveyard is an uplifting film that will challenge what you think you know about the world behind the chain link fence.