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James, Kotlowitz To Take Questions At The Interrupters Online Screening

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 28, 2012 4:00PM

Image via YouTube screen grab.

UPDATE 10/30: Due to Hurricane Sandy complications, the screening has been postponed to Nov. 1.

The Interrupters, the highly lauded documentary about about CeaseFire and "violence interrupters" trying to stop violence in South Side Chicago communities, may wind up becoming one of the most important documentaries of the early 21st century when film critics begin compiling their lists on the subject years from now. It's proven to be a must-watch film worthy of multiple viewings.

The theatrical version of the film makes its online debut at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 Nov. 1 on SnagFilms, an online website that focuses primarily on screening independent movies. This screening is notable because the theatrical version, at 127 minutes, is longer than the version that aired on PBS' Frontline and was available online. PBS has made a special exemption to their digital rights on the film by allowing SnagFilms and Kartemquin Films to put the full version online as part of SnagFilms' "Snag the Vote" campaign.

After the film a Q&A will be held with the film's directors, Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, where they'll be taking questions from the online audience. You can register to be part of the experience here.