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New York Street Games
     

New York Street Games

Director: Matthew Levy, Hector Elizondo

Cast: Matthew Levy, Hector Elizondo

 
Long before television and video games gave New York City kids the option of disappearing into alternate worlds for hours on end, the best option for passing the time and burning off energy was to hit the street for a game of stickball. In this documentary, narrator Hector Elizondo takes viewers back to a time when the city streets echoed with the sounds of laughing

Overview

Long before television and video games gave New York City kids the option of disappearing into alternate worlds for hours on end, the best option for passing the time and burning off energy was to hit the street for a game of stickball. In this documentary, narrator Hector Elizondo takes viewers back to a time when the city streets echoed with the sounds of laughing children, and games like Punchball, Skully, and Jonny on a Pony helped instill youngsters and their parents with a very real sense of community. In addition to offering a nostalgic glimpse into a bygone era, New York Street Games also explores the potential reasons urban adolescents no longer partake in the simple joys of games like Stick Ball, as well as the potential effects that today's more introverted forms of entertainment may be having on both their behavior, and our shifting social structures.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2011
UPC:
0841887014410
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:16:00
Sales rank:
17,945

Special Features

Printable Rule Book of Street Games, including Stickball, Ringoleavio, Kick the Can, Scully, Boxball

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- New York Street Games
1. Opening [2:13]
2. Backdrop for Street Games [4:54]
3. Schoolyard and Streets [1:17]
4. The Neighborhood [5:50]
5. Where Kids Played "Stoopball" [5:50]
6. The Spaldeen [4:40]
7. Punchball & Slapball [5:45]
8. Ingenuity [10:06]
9. Sidewalk Games [2:30]
10. Roughhousing [7:52]
11. Girls Games [2:26]
12. Stickball [11:06]
13. Where Have The Kids Gone? [1:26]
14. Street Games vs. Technology [7:02]
15. Montage & Credits [2:48]

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