Filmmaker Steve James' The Interrupters Hits Theaters

Posted on August 3, 2011

The Interrupters, an ITVS-funded documentary, hit theaters in New York last Friday and will play in select cities across the U.S. through September.


The acclaimed Hoop Dreams director Steve James' latest doc, The Interrupters, takes a look at a group of men and women — most of them former gang leaders and ex-cons — that are trying to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once employed. The film opened up in NYC last Friday and will screen in select cities over the next two months. You can find a complete schedule of the film's theatrical screenings here.

Check out the film's trailer below:


Plus, listen to this recent interview with filmmaker Steve James and Ameena Matthews, who is featured in the film, on a recent episode of NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.          


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