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Lightyear Entertainment and AFF Present: Across the Line

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Lightyear Entertainment and African Film Festival present a special private screening of the groundbreaking film Across The Line followed by a Q&A with Director X (Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar) as he discusses why he chose this controversial theme for his directorial debut. He will be joined by stars, Stephan James (Shots Fired, Race, Selma), Sarah Jeffery – Tentative (Shades of Blue, Wayward Pines) and Shamier Anderson(Shots Fired, Wynonna Earp).

Synopsis: Stephan James is Mattie, a young, NHL hopeful struggling to overcome blatant racism from his coach, the police and the corrosive racial tension at his school. Shamier Anderson, Carter, is Mattie’s older brother whose poor choices threaten Mattie’s future.  Sarah Jeffery is Jayme, a beautiful but tough young woman who is standing squarely on the line between two cultures and must decide which one she belongs in.  Inspired by True Events.

Screening: 7:00 PM Followed By Q&A