Directed by Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs / 2010 / USA / 99 min
“A rousing crowd pleaser of the highest order.” -Gapersblock.com
“Genuinely stirring…irresistible.” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
This multiple award-winning documentary follows several passionate and talented high school students as they prepare for the world’s largest youth poetry slam. Every year since 2001, over six hundred students from sixty Chicago schools come together to compete in Louder Than A Bomb. This riveting film captures the experiences of four teams as they share their personal challenges and perceptions of the world through poetry. These young competitors bring an energetic enthusiasm and astonishing wisdom through their poems that emotionally impact the audience. Louder Than A Bomb also reveals how the team members become a family as they support each other in developing their writing. This is a film that will leave viewers with new perceptions on life, relationships, and creativity.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Kevin Coval, co-founder of Louder than a Bomb.