DVD: Albany’s “Ballin’ at the Graveyard” Comes to DVD/Digital Download
Filmed in Albany, “Ballin’ at the Graveyard” is the feature-length documentary about urban pick-up playground basketball – hard-nosed, physical and brimming over with in-the-paint pushing, shoving and more. After limited release in theaters and a tour to a number of film festivals, the movie is being released today (Tuesday, October 14) on DVD and digital download from Virgil Films.
The Graveyard is the nickname for the hoops courts on Madison Avenue in Albany’s Washington Park. But “Ballin’ at the Graveyard” – directed and produced by filmmakers Basil Anastassiou (who is also one of the featured athletes in the film) and Paul Kentoffio, and co-produced by Keith Pickard – isn’t really merely a basketball movie at all. Rather, it’s basketball as a metaphor for life, as the movie gradually broadens its scope and shifts its focus the the off-court, every-day lives of the b-ballers, revealing the dreams and disappointments, the hope and heart of the players who battle it out in Washington Park each weekend.
GO HERE to read review of “Ballin’ at the Graveyard”…