The Interrupters

Overview

Award-winning filmmaker Steve James delivers another powerful look at life in urban America with this documentary. As gang violence became more common and deadly in the city of Chicago, social workers, activists, and educators founded a group called CeaseFire in 2000 to help curb the tide of aggression. CeaseFire's counselors work with at-risk youth in communities heavily impacted by violence to teach them that there are better ways to resolve personal conflicts than with guns, believing that the biggest problem ...
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Overview

Award-winning filmmaker Steve James delivers another powerful look at life in urban America with this documentary. As gang violence became more common and deadly in the city of Chicago, social workers, activists, and educators founded a group called CeaseFire in 2000 to help curb the tide of aggression. CeaseFire's counselors work with at-risk youth in communities heavily impacted by violence to teach them that there are better ways to resolve personal conflicts than with guns, believing that the biggest problem isn't gangs but the notion of violent retribution so deeply ingrained in their culture. Many of CeaseFire's volunteers have backgrounds in youth gangs and understand all too well the lives of the people they work with, and in The Interrupters James spends a year following a handful of CeaseFire activists as they try to educate teenagers about the true consequences of gun violence one person at a time, sometimes with immediate success, sometimes with frustrating results. The Interrupters received its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

56 minutes of deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2012
  • UPC: 841887016377
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,519

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Bocanegra Participant
Ameena Matthews Participant
Ricardo Williams Participant
Tio Hardiman Participant
Gary Slutkin Participant
Technical Credits
Steve James Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Josh Abrams Score Composer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
David Fanning Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
Alex Kotlowitz Producer
Teddy Leifer Executive Producer
Justine Nagan Executive Producer
Zak Piper Co-producer
Gordon Quinn Executive Producer
Michael Sullivan Executive Producer
Paul Taylor Executive Producer
Aaron Wickenden Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frontline: The Interrupters
1. Opening [2:57]
2. Summer: Street Fight And Ameena Intro [6:27]
3. Ceasefire Rally And Cobe Intro [3:49]
4. Cobe Talks With Toya & Ceasefire Intro [4:07]
5. Tio Intro [2:23]
6. Ameena Meets Caprysha [9:27]
7. A Family Interruption [5:09]
8. The Grandmothers [4:22]
9. The Mosque and Corey's Vigil [3:55]
10. Fall: Shrines and Derrion Albert [7:05]
11. Eddie Intro [3:47]
12. Derrion Albert Rally & Cobe And Family [4:04]
13. Ameena And Caprysha's Day Together [3:57]
14. Eddie Teaches Art And Reflects On His Past [4:20]
15. Ceasefire Summit On Derrion Albert's Murder [4:26]
16. Winter: Ceasefire Dilemmas [3:25]
17. Cobe Faces Flamo [5:31]
18. Tio Hospital Visit & Duke's Funeral [6:20]
19. Flamo Telling The Story [3:15]
20. Lil' Mikey Returns Home [2:41]
21. Spring: Eddie Hangs Art At School [4:03]
22. Community Meeting On National Guard [2:00]
23. Caprysha's Conflict At The Transitional Home [3:22]
24. Lil' Mikey's Barbershop Apology [4:22]
25. Eddie's Day Of Remembrance [4:08]
26. Lil' Mikey Gets A Job [2:42]
27. Eddie Visits Vanessa & Ameena Confronts Caprysha [5:57]
28. Epilogue [10:10]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Frontline: The Interrupters
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Play All
         Ameena Mediates Her Nephews
         Ameena Reads Prison Letter From Dad
         Ameena Sells Girl Scout Cookies
         Ameena With Anjanette Albert
         Ceasefire Training
         Cobe and Stephon, Part One
         Cobe And Stephon, Part Two
         Cobe and Stephon, Part Three
         Cobe Visits His Old Friend Sadat
         Cobe's Life In The Suburbs - Expanded Version
         Eddie's School And Family Visit
         Lloyd vs U.S. Floyd
         Tio And Family Go Sledding
         Tio Confronts Interrupters
         Zale vs Elena, Eddie Crosses The Line
         Caprysha's Graduation
         Uncle Phil
         Behind The Scenes With The Composer, Joshua Abrams
         Theatrical Trailer
   Set-Up
      Subtitles: On/Off
         Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
      5.1 Surround
         5.1 Surround: On
         5.1 Surround: Off
   PBS.Org
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