Ballin' at the Graveyard

Ballin' at the Graveyard

The Game Is Only Half the Story

DVD - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Virgil Films & Entertainment, LLC, [2014], c2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Music, David Bourgeois.
Performers: Gerald Malcolm, Jarming White.
Audience: Rating: Not rated
Language Note: English dialogue; closed-captioned
UPC: 829567105627
Call Number: DVD 796.323097 BALLIN

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Mar 01, 2017

It will appeal more to the younger adults and to teens! Inner-city-life of playing basketball! The cultural nuances and stories behind the players! I was touched by some stories, but overall not my type of a documentary! It is annoying to watch grown men putting others down and taking their anger out on the newcomers! There seems to be a sense of entitlement, "if you are not one of us, you don't belong here,' and "I will take my frustrations of living in the inner-city on you:! I can understand the frustration to some degree, but painful to watch when it comes out in such crude ways!

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