'The Interrupters' tells the stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year out of Kartemquin Films, 'The Interrupters' captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for violence in America. During that time, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape.
This is where I'll be tonight. I'd encourage all my readers to see this movie if it comes to your town because people can make a difference. You can read more about the movie here and where the screenings are being held here.