March 9, 2011 2:46 pm
Fresh off the back of a great weekend at the True/False Film Festival, The Interrupters opens at the Miami International Film Festival tomorrow at 7pm (with a second screening on Saturday at 3:45pm - get tickets for both here). Director Steve James will be attending. In advance of those screenings, the film was rapturously reviewed by two leading Miami publications.
In The Miami Herald, Rene Rodriguez called the film a "a heartbreaking, empowering documentary about inner-city violence" and stated that the Ceasefire violence interrupters "are living testaments that reform can work." Rodriguez also addressed the film's length, stating it was "necessary for the film to amass the detail that lends power and dimension to the magnitude of the problem these heroes are battling." Read the full article.
The Miami New Times also strongly praised the film as "riveting... an explosive and unapologetic look at the vicious reality of gang life." Read the full review by Chris Joseph.
If you're attending Miami Film Fest and there are still tickets available, don't miss out on the chance to get a $2 discount by using the code MIFFDOCS when purchasing tickets.
After Miami, The Interrupters will be at festivals including SXSW, Cleveland, Nashville and Philly CineFest, plus more to be announced. Watch this space for details!