The Interrupters (2011)

The Interrupters (2011) is a Documentary, Crime film directed by Steve James – The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn, persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year out of Kartemquin Films, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape. The film’s main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire, which believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. The singular mission of the “... IMDB


Directed By – Steve James

Genre – Documentary, Crime

Cast – Tio Hardiman , Gary Slutkin , Ameena Matthews , Bud Oliver , Toya Batey , Cobe Williams , Caprysha Anderson , Lillian ‘Madea’ Smith , Rashida , Earl Sawyer , Kenneth Oliver , Sheikh Rasheed , Alfreda Williams , Mildred Jones , Mildred Williams

In Theaters – 12 August 2011

Duration – 125 Minutes

MPAA Rating :

Taglines : Every City Needs Its Heroes

Story Writers: Alex Kotlowitz

Country: USA

Language: English

Production Company : Kartemquin Films , Rise Films