Alex Kotlowitz

Dominican University Honors Steve James & Alex Kotlowitz for The Interrupters

Dominican University will be presenting both Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz with honorary degrees in January, in recognition for their achievement in creating The Interrupters.

Steve James will deliver the commencement address to students when the pair accept their degrees on Sunday, January 12 at the University's main campus in river Forest, Illinois. More details here.

The award is the second honorary degree Steve James has received this year, following recognition in May 2012 from Columbia College Chicago.

Dominican University has embraced The Interrupters, hosting screenings and even posting an excellent guide for "Teaching The Interrupters" on their website.


Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:00 pm
A special online screening of The Interrupters with Steve James & Alex Kotlowitz as part of the Snag the Vote campaign. This is the online premiere of the 127min theatrical version of the film. Following the screening, stay online for a Q&A with Steve James & Alex Kotlowitz. To see the film, visit

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:00 am

United States Capitol
Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC , DC

A special Capitol Hill panel discussion on The Interrupters - 6 PM at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center – North Orientation Theatre.  Featuring highlights from the film and an engaging discussion with the film's producer Alex Kotlowitz and violence interrupters Cobe Williams and Ameena Matthews.  The discussion will feature remarks from Congressman Bobby Scott, the ACLU and the Student Peace Alliance.  For more information or to RSVP for the event, please contact 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:00 pm

The Hall of Honors
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL


The Governors State University Honors Program is hosting “Navigating Our Colliding Worlds,” a lecture series featuring presentations by Anna Carvalho, Alex Kotlowitz, and Dr. Charles Payne.

The lecture series starts with a lecture by Alex Kotlowitz, entitled “Making Sense of the Madness: Reflections from Twenty Years of Reporting on Urban Violence,” on April 11, from 5 to 7 PM in the Hall of Honors. Kotlowitz has recently co-produced Kartemquin hit documentary The Interrupters and works as a contributor The New York Times, The New Yorker, and radio's This American Life

More information about the event and other presentations can be found here

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:00 am

Northwest Film Center
934 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR

The Interrupters screens at Portland, Oregon's Northwest Film Center. The screening is in conjunction with the weeklong Rebooting Democracy festival.  After the screening, stay for a conversation with producer, Alex Kotlowitz. For more information visit, Rebooting Democracy.

Monday, March 5, 2012 12:00 am

Fourth Presbyterian Church - Anderson Hall
126 N. Chestnut
Chicago, IL

The Interrupters screens at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church - Anderson Hall at 5:00 PM.  After the film, stay for a conversation with Interrupters Producer, Alex Kotlowitz.  For more information, visit the Fourth Presbyterian Church's website.  


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