The Interrupters

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.  

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.


Monday, March 5, 2012 12:00 am

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square 350 King Street
Toronto, ON

The Interrupters screens at Toronto's TIFF Lightbox.  The screening is sponsored by the City of Toronto's Prevention and Intervention Toronto (P.I.T) Project, in collaboration with Frontline Partners with Youth Network (FPYN).  For more information see, Frontline Partners with Youth Network.  If you wish to attend either the screening and/or discussion, please send your name, and if appropriate, your organization to

Reactions to American premiere of The Interrupters on PBS's FRONTLINE (2/14)

This past Valentine’s Day, on February 14th, Kartemquin’s award-winning The Interrupters premiered for American television audiences on PBS's FRONTLINE, the same day that DVD and Blu-Ray pre-orders of The Interrupters shipped out to viewers. Leading up to the 8 PM CST / 9 PM EST broadcast, ardent fans and several news organizations – including TIME and Time Out Chicago – tweeted reminders to tune in.


Interrupt Violence: New Interactive Website for The Interrupters

Today we’re launching Interrupt Violence (, Kartemquin’s first transmedia project, which will expand the journey of The Interrupters into the persistent violence that plagues American cities.
On the new site, users can explore an interactive sequence including background and personal histories of murder victims and communities featured in The Interrupters.
By the full launch, additional sections will be created, including:
  • Interactive webisodes paired with Interrupter advice about dealing with crisis, anger, loss, and redemption

  • Community resources (violence prevention, counseling, health, education, etc.) that can have an impact on local families



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