Across the Line


Across the Line Information

Across the Line is a 2015 Canadian drama film directed by Director X. It was set and shot in Nova Scotia.

Plot

The film is set in North Preston, Nova Scotia where Mattie (Stephan James), a black hockey player, is being considered for a professional career. However, his hopes are threatened by growing racial strife at his school while his brother Carter (Shamier Anderson) is involved in criminal activity. Mattie also has a romantic interest in Jayme (Sarah Jeffery) who already has a white boyfriend.

The film's storyline was inspired by the 1989 Cole Harbour District High School race riots.

Cast

  • Stephan James as Mattie Slaughter
  • Sarah Jeffery as Jayme Crawley
  • Shamier Anderson as Carter Slaughter
  • Lanette Ware as Velma
  • Steven Love as John
  • Jim Codrington as Fraser Crawley

Production

The film was originally titled Undone. The film was written and produced by Floyd Kane, a native of East Preston, NS. Kane attended Cole Harbour High school when the school had its race riot in 1989.

Release

The first screening of Across the Line was 19 September 2015 at the Atlantic Film Festival where it won the award for Best Atlantic Feature.

The film opened for limited in British Columbia and Ontario on 8 April 2016, with screenings in various Canadian cities throughout that month.

Reception

The National Post assessed the film at 2.5/4 stars, noting the story's unwavering focus on racial themes was "to the detriment of the film's depth and realism" but noted that video producer Director X "makes the transition to feature film-making look easy".




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