July 25, 2011 4:59 pm
The 125 minute film about violence prevention in Chicago will screen from this Friday, July 29 at daily showings of: 12:05pm, 2:25, 4:55, 7:30 and 10:05pm until August 4th.
Director/producer Steve James, producer Alex Kotlowitz, co-producer Zak Piper and violence interrupter Cobe Williams are all attending opening weekend. On Friday July 29 a Q&A will follow the 7:30 show and an there will be extended introduction for the 10:05pm screening. On Saturday July 30 there will be a Q&A following the 4:55 and 7:30 shows.
The Interrupters then opens for a one week run at the Maysles Cinema in New York August 5th (get tickets), and in Chicago for a two week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center on August 12th (get tickets), before expanding to over 27 cities nationwide. The film is also opening in the UK on August 12, with director Steve James attending London preview screenings on August 8th and 9th (more information + tickets here).
More great press for the film landed today with a Mother Jones interview with Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz (in which Steve James explains how production on The Interrupters was "like Hoop Dreams on steroids"), and a rave review from Slant Magazine which called the film "an inspirational and heartbreaking nail-biter." For local audiences, The Chicago Reporter went even further, arguing "Why every city resident must see Chicago film, "The Interrupters".
Get those tickets while you can!