The Interrupters has been recognized with a nomination for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards. The honor will be Director Steve James' third nomination from Film Independent's Spirit Awards, with nods for Stevie in 2003 and a win for Hoop Dreams in 1994. The awards take place on February 25th in Santa Monica and will be broadcast by IFC. Get more information.
About.com's Documentaries Guide has put up a poll for the public to vote on who should win the documentary category.
The Interrupters is still in general release and will soon be returning to our hometown of Chicago! On Saturday December 17th at 2pm a very special ITVS Community Cinema screening organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center. After the film a group of women whom mentor young people will be honored and sit on a panel moderated by WBEZ 91.5 FM’s Alison Cuddy: CeaseFire violence interrupter Ameena Matthews, Mariame Kaba from Project NIA, Shira Hassan from Young Women's Empowerment Project, Jacinda and Jaquanda from Kuumba Lynx.
Also in December, the film screens on the 5th with co-producer Zak Piper and interrupter Cobe Williams attending at the Tivoli Cinema in Downers Grove (get info & tickets from After Hours Film Society), and returns to the Gene Siskel Film Center from December 16th-22nd. Get tickets now!
Details for upcoming screenings in other cities, including Houston, Dallas, Edmonton, Calgary, New York (Steve James attending), Charlotte, Tallahassee and more can be found here.
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