Winner, Best Documentary, 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2011.
The Interrupters tells the moving and often surprising stories of three ""Violence Interrupters"" - Ameena Matthews, Eddie Bocanegra, and Cobe Williams - who with bravado, humility, and even humor, work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.
From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year, The Interrupters follows Ameena, Eddie, and Cobe as they attempt to intervene in disputes before they turn violent, including two brothers threatening to shoot each other, an angry teenage girl just home from prison, and a young man on a warpath of revenge. The film captures not only the Interrupters' work, but reveals their own inspired journeys from crime to hope and ultimately redemption.
Special Features include…
- 56 minutes of deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer
This program contains mature content that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Producer: Alex Kotlowitz, Steve James
Executive Producer: Chris Schmidt, Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Teddy Leifer, Paul Taylor
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Director: Steve James
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Actors: Eddie Bocanegra, Tio Hardiman, Ameena Matthews, Gary Slutkin, Ricardo “Cobe” Williams
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen