The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing, running through April 27 – film selections includes feature films from 32 countries, including 55 World Premieres, 6 International Premieres, 12 North American Premieres, 9 U.S. Premieres and 5 New York Premieres.
Of note, in terms of African diaspora films (since that’s our focus here), is Iverson – a feature-length documentary on the legacy of NBA star Allen Iverson, who rose from a childhood of crushing poverty in Hampton, Virginia, to one of the sports’ greatest success stories, as Iverson went on to become an 11-time NBA all star.
Directed by Zatella Beatty, the film is told largely in Iverson’s own words, charting his career highs and lows, on and off the court.
It next screens this Sunday, April 27 at 9:30pm, at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Ahead of that screening, check out the film’s first trailer below: