February 10, 2012 12:50 pm
We are honored that The Interrupters will be part of the 2012 American Film Showcase, announced today by the the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA).
The films in the American Film Showcase represents work of "high artistic quality, illustrates diverse viewpoints, and reflects contemporary American society and culture." Selected film and filmmakers will now travel throughout the world screening the film and hosting workshops and presentations.
Kartemquin director Steve James' previous film, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, was also selected for the Showcase in 2011.
Ahead of the PBS broadcast of The Interrupters on Tuesday 14th February, NPR Fresh Air today repeated their superb interview with Steve James and Ameena Matthews from July 2011. Listen and learn more at the Frontline PBS website.