OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017 @ 6PM
THE TABLES Jon Bunning USA • 2017 • 15 min. • Documentary
In the middle of New York City, tucked away in the corner of Bryant Park, sit two outdoor ping pong tables where anyone is free to play. Young or old, rich or homeless, it doesn’t matter. During the day, the park provides paddles and balls, but after 7pm you bring your own and that’s when the regulars show up. Every night they come together to battle each other and the elements, playing in the wind, rain and even snow. And out of this shared love of the game, a bond was formed between an unlikely group of people. This is the story of the many lives these tables have touched, including the gangbanger who helped put them there.