A Most Violent Year

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Cure Violence

The Good News: Treating Violence Like a Disease Means a Cure Is Out There

The Contagious Nature of Violence

About the Campaign

Crime rates have steadily dropped since 1993, and the 2013 crime statistics for New York City are a shadow of what they were in A Most Violent Year’s 1981. There are several theories as to what or who is responsible for the impact, but the success rates of the health approach cannot be ignored. Cure Violence is an organization that works in some of the most violent neighborhoods in America with statistically proven, data–driven programs that successfully reduce crime. Their approach? Treat violence like a contagious disease. When a person is exposed to violence they are more likely to commit a violent act, unless the cycle is interrupted. The Social Action campaign for A Most Violent Year will highlight the methods behind Cure Violence’s success with the goal of bringing its approach to communities nationwide.

About The Film

'A Most Violent Year' Trailer


Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A Most Violent Year is a thriller following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. 

Director & Writer: J.C. Chandor
Producers: Neal Dodson & Anna Gerb
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Dave Oyelowo, Albert Brooks