'Interrupters' documentary focuses on Chicago

July 27, 2011 2:37:33 PM PDT
It's a compelling new movie about life in our city, a city in the grip of urban violence: The Interrupters will debut in Chicago in a few weeks.

The film tells the story of critically "at-risk" youths whose lives could easily be lost in the cycle of violence and revenge. It also portrays "the interrupters," courageous people determined to stop the plague before it spreads.

The duo behind this film is made up of director Steve James, of the acclaimed Hoop Dreams, and Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning author of the book There Are No Children Here.

The Interrupters opens in Chicago at the Siskel Film Center on August 12 and at the ICE Theaters on August 26.

For more information on tickets visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/interrupters And for more on the film, check out kartemquin.com.


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