The Interrupters


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The Interrupters

  • 2011
  • Directed By: Steve James
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 125 Minutes
  1. Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film The Interrupters
An unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities, The Interrupters tells the stories of three Violence Interrupters who work for an organization called Ceasefire and try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed as youth. The film captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for violence in America. During that time, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago high school student, whose death was caught on videotape. The singular mission of these Violence Interrupters is to intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence. (2K DCP presentation)