Oct 15: Reel World – Across the Line

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October 15, 2016 @ 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Oct 15: Reel World – Across the Line


Mattie Slaughter is a black teenager poised for hockey greatness. About to be considered for the NHL, Mattie is under extra pressure from his agent to keep his reputation clean. But when race riots erupt at his school and his brother’s criminal life inches closer to home, Mattie’s reputation – and hockey dreams – are at risk.  Inspired by the 1989 Cole Harbour District High School race riots, Across the Line explores racial tensions in North Preston, Nova Scotia. Equal parts beautiful and unsettling, the film sheds critical light on racism in Canada and the struggle to find one’s identity in a society eager to define.


Trailer https://youtu.be/ETJKnd4Baz4



Director X (formerly known as Little X) was born on October 31st, 1975 in Toronto, Canada, and is of Trinidadian and Swiss descent. Moving to New York City he became the protégé of pioneering hip hop director Hype Williams. X has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for popular artists, including Drake, Rihanna, Jay Z, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, John Mayer, Korn, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar and many more. His work has been nominated and awarded by the MTV Music Video Awards and Much Music Video Awards. X has directed commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Mc Donald’s, Ikea, Directv, Nintendo, Bacardi, Guinness and Yeo Valley. Across the Line is Director X’s feature film debut.


Post Screening:

Across the Line will be followed by a panel and Q & A with Director X, producer Floyd Kane, actress Sarah Jeffery and our non-profit partners 100 STRONG and Black In Canada! Stick around to learn more about what YOU can do to affect change!


Special Thanks to the Reel World Film Festival for the limited tickets to enjoy the premiere of this upcoming film.


Please note we have very limited tickets for this event. Tickets will be based on a first come first serve basis.


To register please contact:

Andre Blenman, Events Coordinator via email at ablenman@yay.org or call 416.932.1919 x 231



October 15, 2016
4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
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