No Crossover scores with press and public at SXSW

Audiences responded strongly to Steve James' documentary No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at its world premiere at the SXSW film festival yesterday. Here's a round-up of some early reviews:

Filmmaker magazine: "Peppered with James’ own memories, voice over and on-camera reminiscences and filled with remarkable frank, candid interviews by Hampton residents, No Crossover is about a lot more than a troublemaking basketball player."

Austinist.com: "The film isn’t so much about Iverson as it is a meditation on justice, prejudice, and the enduring racial tensions that pervade much of small-town American culture"

Cinematical.com: "You may come out feeling more sympathy for Allen Iverson or it may just reinforce your beliefs in him as just another punk. That's what some of the great documentaries are capable of."

 

And here's some great public responses via Twitter:

@dockumentary: 'No Crossover' by @kartemquin is superb. Much love to @alleniverson as he deals with the current obstacles in his life.

@timothymeaney:  I caught 30 for 30's No Crossover - Trial of Iverson at #sxsw, very good, difficult film.

@halstead21: @30for30 I just saw "No Crossover" another great documentary & I can't wait to see 'Winning Time' tonight. Awesome series, great job guys!

@ericbryn: @30for30 Just saw 'No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson' world premier at #SXSW and it's a stunning, awesome film.

@scott_mccaughey: Just saw another excellent ESPN @30for30 film, "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" and enjoyed Q&A with filmmaker Steve James. #sxsw