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Crossroads: A Story of Compassion and Brotherhood

Crossroads, a movie directed by Ron Yassen and produced by Lauren Griswold, is a documentary sponsored by the ESPN 30 for 30 series that was screened at 3:35 p.m. on Friday afternoon at The Music Hall.

The film centers around the underprivileged, predominantly black community that makes up the Charlotte Secondary School in North Carolina. The documentary specifically focuses on the school’s new lacrosse team that was formed on a whim to help the underprivileged kids stay out of trouble. The most heartwarming aspect of the film revolves around the ACT tutor/lacrosse coach who serves as a fatherly figure to the boys he spends his days with- the successful, community oriented, white coach named Bobby Selkin.

The film follows the progression of the boys and their individual relationships with Coach Selkin. Amidst the tear-jerking plot line surrounding individual relationship build-up with Coach Selkin, the collective skills of the lacrosse team start to improve enough so much that the boys gain college aspirations as a result.

Crossroads is a testament to the bonds that are created through sports- ones that bring you together in unexpected yet beautiful ways. Through the highs and lows of the physical and emotional aspects of the game of lacrosse, it is obvious how close the boys grow with each other and Coach Selkin.

Catch another screening of Crossroads at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday at The Music Hall.

By Ian Lenahan