FRONTLINE: The Interrupters Blu-ray

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The Interrupters follows three individuals who with bravado, humility, and even humor, work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this is an intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities.

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  • Length: 127 minutes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Country Of Origin: United States

Professional Reviews:

"(four stars) Mighty and heartwrentching... there may not be a better documentary this year." - Roger Ebert

"Amazing. A worthy successor to HOOP DREAMS. It tears at your heart... and makes you believe that change is possible." - Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times

"An enthralling experience... heroically life-affirming." - Richard Corliss, Time

"An amazing documentary. You won't see a movie this year that is more moving, more tragic, more upsetting, more hopeful or more necessary." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

"Laced with vivid, moving and sometimes tense encounters, it's a gripping and inspiring piece of work." - Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal

"(four stars) A superb documentary. It's too vital not to be seen this year." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 127 minutes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2011
  • Country Of Origin: United States

Description

  • Winner, Best Documentary, 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

    Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2011.

    The Interrupters tells the moving and often surprising stories of three "Violence Interrupters"-Ameena Matthews, Eddie Bocanegra, and Cobe Williams--who with bravado, humility, and even humor, work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.

    From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year, The Interrupters follows Ameena, Eddie, and Cobe as they attempt to intervene in disputes before they turn violent, including two brothers threatening to shoot each other, an angry teenage girl just home from prison, and a young man on a warpath of revenge. The film captures not only the Interrupters' work, but reveals their own inspired journeys from crime to hope and ultimately redemption.

    Special Features include...
    - 56 minutes of deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer

    This program contains mature content that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

    This Blu-ray features subtitles in English (SDH)