This past Friday night, the S.O.S. team was at the IFC Center in Manhattan for the premier of The Interrupters; a new documentary chronicling the story of three “violence interrupters” from Chicago’s Ceasefire program. After the screening, the New York Times was on hand to ask the S.O.S. team about how their experiences compared to those features in the film. Read the story here: New York Times: Interrupting Violence, on Screen and on the Streets.
After a big opening week at Manhattan’s IFC Center, The Interrupters begins a week long engagement at Harlem’s Maysles Cinema this Friday, August 5th. In addition, screenings at the IFC Center have been extended through August 11th.
Attending Friday’s 7:30 PM Maysles Cinema screenings will be Harlem’s own violence interrupters, Operation S.N.U.G. from The New York City Mission Society, as well as Save Our Streets Crown Heights. Seating is limited, so buy your ticket now for Friday or any other of the screenings throughout the week.
For more information about The Interrupters at Maysles Cinema, please contact mayslesinstitute.org.
A film by Steve Jamesand Alex Kotlowitz
From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
Watch the trailer
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