The videotaped beating death of Derrion Albert in 2009 outside a Chicago high school made national headlines for its brutality and brazenness. That and other crimes that year put the city in a nasty spotlight, and that is where the story of "The Interrupters" begins. The film follows three violence interrupters who work with antiviolence program CeaseFire, which attacks violence as an infectious disease. Help the most infected and stop the infection at the source, the theory goes.

The videotaped beating death of Derrion Albert in 2009 outside a Chicago high school made national headlines for its brutality and brazenness. That and other crimes that year put the city in a nasty spotlight, and that is where the story of "The Interrupters" begins. The film follows three violence interrupters who work with antiviolence program CeaseFire, which attacks violence as an infectious disease. Help the most infected and stop the infection at the source, the theory goes.

Wednesday night's presentation of the film at the Wexner Center's Mershon Auditorium will include a panel discussion with two of the violence interrupters in the film, Eddie Bocanegra and Ameena Matthews, as well as Zak Piper, who is one of the film's co-producers, and Deanna L. Wilkinson, an associate professor at OSU and founder of the Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board.

The film will have a two-week run at the Gateway Film Center, but this night is a one-time opportunity you shouldn't miss.