Tonight one of the most exciting events I’ve been associated with is happening on campus. Humanities adjunct extraordinaire Nick Fraccaro has managed to wrangle a screening of The Interrupters–the latest film from Chicago’s cinematic magic makers, Kartemquin Films (the group that did Hoop Dreams), who have teamed with Chicago super author and injustice documentarian, Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) to tell the story of CeaseFire.
This movie is a likely candidate for an Oscar nomination, and not yet out in theaters, yet it will be screened for HWC at 7pm TONIGHT as part of Humanifest-OH! (the Humanities department’s annual celebration of the arts) with a guest speaker. Go if you can; tell your students if at all possible. Check out the trailer here (or better, the long version) if you have any doubts.
This one goes out to CeaseFire, Kartemquin, Alex Kotlowitz, and Nick Fraccaro.