The Interrupters

It’s deadline city around these parts until Wednesday, and though I have three sizable posts in the works, I doubt I will get to wrapping them after then. In the meantime, have you heard of this new documentary The Interrupters? It’s by the same folks who did Hoop Dreams & Typeface & it’s already garnering Academy Award whispers. Seriously, The Interrupters has a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, and that NEVER happens! So what’s it about? A small group of volunteers on Chicago’s south side that quite literally put themselves in harm’s way to try to intercept and resolve gang violence. Wow, right? It’s only playing this weekend at the Gene Siskel downtown and there are still tickets left for you locals. The rest of you chickens can head here for screenings near you.




I teared up. Important but small movies like these just don’t get around to my country. I’ll look for it to come up in alternative dvd libraries, though.


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