2011's must-see movie, The Interrupters, returns to Chicago

Cringing at all those cheesy holiday movies, yet still wanting to spend an evening in front of the big-screen this season? You’re in luck. The award-winning documentary from Kartemquin films, The Interrupters, is returning to Chicago for a one week–Dec. 16-22–to the Gene Siskel Center.

The Chicago Cultural Center will host a special free screening Saturday, Dec. 17 from 2-6 p.m. featuring violence interrupter Ameena Matthews. Matthews was recognized by Time magazine film critic Richard Corliss as number five on his list of movie performances of the year.

Not familiar with the film? Here’s the trailer.

Read our review of the movie or check out the radio broadcast  on Aug. 26 when we talked to violence interrupters that work on the streets of Chicago everyday.

Trust me, this isn’t a film you want to miss. It may not be jolly, but it’s filled with real truth and hope for Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.

© Community Renewal Society 2011

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