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    Catch Steve James' Doc 'The Interrupters' at Snag the Vote Online Screening Nov. 1

    Fans of documentary filmmaker Steve James who missed his hard-hitting 2011 work “The Interrupters” have a unique opportunity to catch the film, and James himself Nov. 1 as part of the 2012 Snag the Vote screening series. The film’s digital premiere will be streamed at 7 pm EST at S...

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    Award-Winning Director Of 'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Tackling Global Food System Next

    He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will continue his exploration of class, economic...

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    Do Critics Favor Documentaries?

    Documentaries tend to receive higher grades in our Criticwire network. Does this indicate a bias toward the non-fiction form?

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    Video of the Day: 'Interrupters' Star Ameena Matthews Interrupts Colbert on His Own Show

    Ameena Matthews, one of the most visible members of the Chicago gang violence cessation group CeaseFire and one of the most beloved stars of Steve James' documentary about the group, "The Interrupters," made a trip to the Colbert Report last night to promote the February 14 airing of t...

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    DGA Doc Nominees Give Some Love To 'The Interrupters'; Martin Scorsese, James Marsh & More Tipped

    Every year, it seems the documentary branch of the Academy goes out of their way to embarass themselves, and this year is no exception. When the shortlist for the Oscar nominees landed back in November, it was arguably more notable for what was left off the list than what was included. A number of h...

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    My Favorite Films Of 2011: Kevin Jagernauth

    The annual top ten list is pretty much an exercise in futility to some degree. With a race to cram in as many movies as possible as the clock on the year winds down (and let it be said, I didn't get to see everything I would have wanted to) combined with the added duty of then ranking them, it&#...

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    From 'The Tree of Life' to 'The Color Wheel,' Winners React to Topping the Indiewire Poll

    In the wake of Monday's announcement about the winners of Indiewire's year-end poll, several people responsible for films at the top of various lists provided reactions to the news.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Incredible Documentaries That Weren't Nominated For An Oscar

    Last week the Academy offered up their annual dose of documentary-related controversy with the shortlist for their best documentary feature category. While many quality docs were indeed included - from "Project Nim" and "Hell and Back Again" to "Pina" and "We ...

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    INTERVIEW | Meet Ameena Matthews, One of Chicago's Gang "Interrupters"

    If you get to see Steve James' new documentary "The Interrupters" (which opened this week and is produced by writer Alex Kotlowitz), one woman strikes the viewer as so incredibly genuine, so effectively focused on making change in the streets, it is impossible to watch her on screen without getting ...

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    Critic's Notebook | There Are Three Versions of "The Interrupters," But Only One Movie. Here's Why.

    When Steven James first premiered "The Interrupters," his compelling look at activists working to prevent Chicago street violence, the initial reaction at the Sundance Film Festival was uniformly positive. The indomitable buzz machine reported that the "Hoop Dreams" co-director had made another galv...

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