Free screening of Ballin’ at the Graveyard at The Palace
On Monday, June 22 The Palace will be hosting a free screening of Ballin’ at the Graveyard. After the film, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers, cast and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.
For most basketball players at any level, the journey begins and ends at a neighborhood pickup court, playing for pride, friendship, community and great love of the game. This Albany-based, Albany-produced documentary offers an up-close look at the unique culture and deep community bonds at the longstanding summer weekend pickup basketball game at Albany’s Washington Park, AKA “The Graveyard.”
This surprising and uplifting film offers a revealing look at the importance of community, family, fatherhood, and looking past stereotypes to find the truth. The film provides a powerful new perspective on African American men, challenging viewers to rethink what they thought they knew about the world behind the chain link fence.
More details on The Palace’s event page.