No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
On Valentine's Day 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Va., with five high school friends. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson's young life. A quarrel soon erupted into a brawl pitting Iverson's young black friends against a group of white patrons. The fallout from the fight and the handling of the subsequent trial landed the teenager-considered by some the nation's best high school athlete-in jail and sharply divided the city along racial lines. Steve James (Hoop Dreams) of Chicago's Kartemquin Films returns to his hometown of Hampton, where he once played basketball, to take a personal look at this still-disputed incident and examine its impact on Iverson and the shared community. Official Selection, 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.
NO CROSSOVER: THE TRIAL OF ALLEN IVERSON made its Chicago Premiere at the Midwest Independent Film Festival on April 6, 2010, earning nominations for multiple Best of the Midwest Awards, including Best Feature Film.