Crossroads

 

Tikkun Olam Film
Philadelphia Premiere
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 5 PM
Location: Gershman Y

Director: Ron Yassen
Genre: Doc Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 1 hr 17 min
Language: English

Sponsored by: Ellyn and Seth Lehr

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: FREE (*for our rules and regulations on Student tickets, click HERE)

(*Please note: due to CROSSROADS being screened before the end of Shabbos, tickets will NOT be sold at the door. All tickets must be bought in advance.)

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This inspirational sports documentary takes us inside Charlotte Secondary, a North Carolina charter school with meager funding and a significant number of students who face issues like poverty and abuse. In an effort to bring an athletic program to the school, the school’s dedicated athletic director, Teddy Walker, applies and secures a grant for lacrosse gear. He then sets out to find a coach who could turn a team of boys who barely heard of the game into lacrosse players who have what it takes to play competitively. Enter Bobby Selkin. The ophthalmologist-turned-coach is ready to take on the challenge and turn this upstart team into citywide champions.

However, as Bobby grows close to his student-athletes and they, in turn, grow more dependent on Bobby as a mentor and a father figure, CROSSROADS becomes more than just an inspirational sports doc. Exploring the coach’s attempts to impact his students’ futures by showing genuine care and concern for their lives, the athletes are empowered to invest more time into their studies and their applications for college.

You don’t have to love sports to fall in love with this poignant exploration of the unbreakable bond that exists between a coach and his athletes.

Special Guests: Kevin Dean and Robert Selkin, subjects of CROSSROADS; Ron Yassen, Director of CROSSROADS.

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For Fans of:

  • Black-Jewish relations
  • High school dramas
  • Inspirational sports dramas
  • Lacrosse
  • Sports documentaries
  • Tearjerkers

Official Selection:

  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival