Penn Injury Science Center: Public Film Screening & Discussion

Penn Injury Science Center: Public Film Screening & Discussion

"The Interrupters: Every City Needs Its Heroes"

Continuing his inquiry into social issues in America, Kotlowitz’s new documentary The Interrupters— a collaboration with Hoop Dreams director/ producer Steve James—examines the stubborn persistence of urban violence and was praised by A.O. Scott for its ability to “open up” the topic of urban violence and not limit the story to “the comforting clarity of easy conclusions.” The film debuted to much acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and appeared as a two-hour special on Frontline. It was cited as one of the best films of the year by The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times and Entertainment Weekly, and received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

“For ordinary moviegoers in search of an enthralling experience, this film [is] heroically life-arming.” —Time

Featured event part of the Science of Safety for Our Cities Conference.