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Basil Anastassiou

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone May 23, 2013

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  STILL BALLIN’  Last summer’s local indie film sensation was Ballin’ at the Graveyard, a documentary about public-court basketball culture that put local audiences in touch with a fascinating part of Albany culture. It was as ...

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Ballin’ at the Graveyard

by Shawn Stone July 12, 2012

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“I’m pretty addicted to that place and those people.” Filmmaker Basil Anastassiou is talking about the public basketball courts in Albany’s Washington Park, aka “the graveyard.” These courts—which are on the Madison Avenue side of the ...

Spectrum 8 Theatres

Nothing But Net

by Shawn Stone July 11, 2012

This homegrown documentary (co-produced by Spectrum 8 Theatres co-owner and b-ball enthusiast Keith Pickard) about pick-up basketball games in Washington Park manages, on a purely entertainment level, to celebrate sports; it also takes audiences into ...