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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.


Director: Steve James

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Cinema Guild

The Interrupters (2011)

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

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  • An intense and chilling documentary. show more

  • This is crucial work, evidenced by a line on a wall of R.I.P. graffiti that reads simply, "I am next." This film of common folks fighting the seemingly inevitable is just as moving. show more

  • 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

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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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