The Interrupters

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Members of the activist group CeaseFire work to curb violence in their Chicago neighborhoods by intervening in street fights and showing youths a better way to resolve conflicts.



Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Cinema Guild

The Interrupters (2011)

Release Date: July 29th, 2011|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • The Interrupters is based on a much-acclaimed article in the New York Times Magazine by Alex Kotlowitz, who followed a period of intense violence in Chicago. He joined with James to co-produce the film. It is difficult to imagine the effort, day after day for a year, of following this laborious, heroic and so often fruitless volunteer work. show more

  • The immediacy and caprice of violence in The Interrupters are just as strong as in nearly every documentary I've seen about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. show more

  • One of the first things that strikes you about these courageous people, who constantly confront volatile, gun-carrying thugs, is that they outgrew their violent pasts and now live contented lives with their families. show more

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  • September 04, 2011 chicagodiane
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    I am from the South Side of Chicago and now serve as a volunteer job coach for young gang affiliated men and women in Denver\'s inner-city. I have witnessed some heartbraeking violence in Denver but none of it holds a candle to what is going on in Chicago. Gang violence is EVERYBODY\'S problem - not just the mostly poor, mostly minority individuals it directly affects. See this movie. Step up and do something. Help save our youth. They ARE yours. Believe that.


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