The Interrupters

Directed by: Steve James

Screening - Friday, January 27, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Screening - Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7pm - 9pm

USA | 125 minutes | Unrated

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,

Nominated Best Documentary, Gotham Awards, 2011

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