The Interrupters wins Audience Award at Little Rock Film Festival!

The Interrupters took home the Audience Award from the Little Rock Film Festival yesterday. Co-Producer Zak Piper accepted the award after attending two screenings that weekend where audiences stayed for long and thoughtful discussions of the issues presented in the documentary. The Little Rock award follows on from festival honors the film has received from True/False, Miami, Phiadelphia Cinefest, Full Frame and Minneapolis / St.Paul. Zak also took part in a special community outreach event at the festival as part of the LRFF Youth! Filmmaking Panels, hosting a 75 minute presentation to high school aged aspiring filmmakers at the Argenta Community Theater in Little Rock. Zak showed 5 clips from the film, discussed our approach to making the film, and then answered questions. Continued

The Interrupters is a Hot Doc in Toronto & Baltimore; dates announced for Seattle & Sheffield

The Interrupters screened to sell-out crowds at Hot Docs in Toronto and the Maryland Film Festival in Baltimore this past weekend, once again picking garnering great reviews and public praise. The screenings came off the back of an announcement late on Friday that the film had grabbed yet another award - winning the Best Documentary Award at the Minneapolis / St. Paul Film Festival! Continued

The Interrupters - a Must-See Summmer Indie!

In a preview of the summer's most anticipated independent films, IndieWIRE selected The Interrupters as their #2 "must-see" movie. In picking the film, IndieWIRE noted that The Interrupters is "one of the most acclaimed films to come out of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival" and currently has an A- average from top critics on their site. The Scorecard Review also picked out the film as a must-see movie for the summer, placing at #3 in their top 7. Continued

A must read response to The Interrupters

The Interrupters played twice to packed audiences at the Minneapolis / St. Paul this past week, and has garnered another round of strong reponses. Our pick of the bunch is Colleen Powers' thoughtful and provocative "The Interrupters: Appropriation and Action." What we appreciate most about the blog post is that, while being a personal response, it gets to the heart of many issues around audience reactions to the film regarding race and social activism, especially the key question: “What can someone who’s not from [a violent neighborhood] do?” Thank you Colleen for sharing your thoughts, we hope they inspire others to step up. Continued