Across The Line

Director Director X
Year 2015
Run Time 87min
Genre Drama
Inspired by true events, Across the Line tells the story of Mattie Slaughter (Stephan James), a Black teenaged hockey phenom, who is poised to take the next step on the road to the NHL. As the star of his local team, he’s had to overcome bias and stigma both on his team and in his high school that has a decades-long history of racial hostility. When he starts a relationship with a mixed-race girl in his class who has a White ex-boyfriend, simmering racial tensions boil over, jeopardizing his shot at a hockey career.


Director X

Director X (Julien Christian Lutz) is one of the most prolific music video directors of all time and has worked on videos for artists like Drake, Usher, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Sean Paul, and many more. He received acclaim for his feature directorial debut Across the Line and went on to direct the remake of SuperFly and episodes of the TV series Backstage. He is currently writing, directing and executive producing the series Robyn Hood.


Floyd Kane


Stephan James, Sarah Jeffery, Steven Love


Amos Adetuyi, Floyd Kane, Michael Donovan, Mark Gosine, Elizabeth Guildford




BIPOC Stories, Black Filmmaker, Discrimination, Family Relationships, Sports

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