Directed by: Steve James
USA | 125 minutes | Unrated
Friday, January 27, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. This film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities.
"This riveting documentary from Hoop Dreams director Steve James follows a handful of "interrupters" whose job it is to intervene in disputes in crime-ridden Chicago neighborhoods before the arguments lead to bloodshed. They do this not only through their physical presence, but through something even more powerful: showing the potentially violent "offenders" that they matter, that they're worthy of respect and care."
- Josh Larsen, larsenonfilm.com
Nominated Best Documentary, Gotham Awards, 2011