• The Interrupters (2011)

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Release Date: July 29th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2012

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

Distributors: Cinema Guild

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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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