Alex Kotlowitz

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:00 am

Columbia Law School - Jerome Greene Hall - Room 101
435 W 116th Street
New York , NY

Producer Alex Kotlowitz will discuss the interconnectivity between oral history and narrative journalism.  The event will feature a screening of scenes from The Interrupters.  For more information, visit the Columbia University Center for Oral History.  

Chicago Mayor Emanuel hosts special The Interrupters event for city officials

On Tuesday February 21st at the Chicago Cultural Center, Ameena Matthews told the story of a recent violence interruption – one that ended, as they frequently do, with the participants in her car, whisked away from the scene to give them enough space to regain their cool.  Her car packed full of teenage boys, she hit Lakeshore Drive.  “Is that the ocean?” one of the boys asked.  Because of gang boundaries, these youths had never seen Lake Michigan.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:00 pm


On Tuesday, February 14 from 10-10:30 pm, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight will host a special panel discussion immediately following the U.S. television premiere of The Interrupters. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol Marin and Chicago Tonight's Phil Ponce will host the segment, which is produced by Emmy winner Jay Shefsky.

Carol Marin will talk with Ameena Matthews, Eddie Bocanegra, and Cobe Williams about CeaseFire and violence intervention. Then, Phil Ponce talks to former Chicago police superintendent Jody Weis and CeaseFire leader Tio Hardiman about CeaseFire’s relationship with the police. Ponce will also talk to Kartemquin Films producer/director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) about the making of The Interrupters and about the film’s impact on the community.

Monday, February 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Kartemquin Films, PBS Frontline and ITVS invite you to join the filmmakers and stars of The Interrupters for a special live, online "social screening" of the film through ITVS OVEE. The screening begins at 8:30 ET / 7:30 CT.


Participating in the screening will be the film's producers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, and violence interrupter Cobe Williams. More participants are still to be confirmed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:00 pm

Following the PBS Frontline broadcast of The Interrupters on February 14th at 9pm ET / 8 CT, join the film's producers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz and violence interrupters Eddie Bocanegra and Ameena Matthews for a live chat at 1pm ET / 12pm CT. More participants from the film may also be joining us - watch this space!

Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:00 am

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square
New York City, NY

The Interrupters screens at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at 6PM.  Following the screening stay for a Q&A with Alex Kotlowitz.  For more information see the NYU events page.  


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