KINGDOME

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THURSDAY MAY 30, 2024 6:00pm

AMC MAGIC JOHNSON THEATER

  • KINGDOME
  • Director: Shawn Antoine III
  • Harlem Premiere
  • USA, 2023, 20min
  • Category: Documentary

SYNOPSIS

“KINGDOME” is a documentary that chronicles the remarkable journey of the legendary basketball tournament in Harlem known as the Kingdome. For 37 years, this tournament has been a symbol of community, resilience, and the transformative power of basketball. Through the eyes of its founder, Terry “Huncho” Cooper, and the diverse cast of players, fans, and organizers, the film explores the profound impact of the Kingdome on the lives of those involved and the Harlem community at large. From its humble beginnings to becoming one of the most revered street basketball tournaments in New York City, the documentary captures the highs and lows, triumphs and challenges, and the unbreakable spirit that has defined the Kingdome. With a captivating blend of archival footage, intimate interviews, and immersive storytelling, “Kingdome” celebrates the shared passion for the game, the bonds formed on the court, and the legacy that continues to inspire generations. Through the lens of basketball, the film illuminates the power of unity, the resilience of a community, and the enduring impact of a tournament that goes far beyond the confines of the court.

Shawn Antoine II

Shawn Antoine II is a filmmaker hailing from Harlem, NY, with an innate passion for storytelling. As a child, he began editing videos of his youth football games, demonstrating his early talent for the craft. After playing football and studying public relations at the University of Rhode Island, Shawn produced and directed his first short documentary, The Movement, which affirmed his calling in filmmaking. He is committed to creating content that informs and inspires audiences, and has since directed and produced several short films. His film Showtime received notable acclaim and was selected for 58 film festivals, including a Best New Director award from the Hip Hop Film Festival.

Shawn’s career extends beyond the film industry. In 2020, he was appointed Director of Admissions at Cardinal Hayes High School, his alma mater, making him one of the youngest directors of admissions in the country. Currently, he works as the assistant to the Executive Producer of the highly anticipated HBO series The Penguin.

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