LOUDER THAN A BOMB with live poetry performances / 2011 LOFT FILM FEST
Friday, November 11th at 4:45 p.m.
Admission: $10.00 general; $8.00 Loft members
All-access LOFT FILM FEST passes are also available:
Don’t miss the Tucson Premiere of the award-winning documentary LOUDER THAN A BOMB, featuring live poetry performances from the TUCSON YOUTH POETRY SLAM before the movie!
This is just one of the many great films and events you’ll see at the 2011 LOFT FILM FEST, November 10th – 17th: http://loftfilmfest.com/
Presented by Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center
WINNER! Best Documentary / 2010 Austin Film Festival
“Having a bad day? Then get yourself to Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel’s life-affirming documentary, immediately.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago area schools gather for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as “Louder Than a Bomb”. Founded in 2001, Louder Than a Bomb is the only event of its kind in the country—a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. LOUDER THAN A BOMB chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2008 event. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the tempestuous lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. This is not traditional “high school poetry” as many often think of it. This is language as a joyful release, brought to life by irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. How and why they do it—and the community they create along the way—is the story at the heart of this inspiring, award-winning documentary.
This screening is co-presented by TUCSON YOUTH POETRY SLAM, OCOTILLO POETRY SLAM and LITERACY CONNECTS.
VISIT THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE:
Read an interview with director Greg Jacobs:
(Directed by Greg Jacobs, USA, 2010, 99 mins, NR) HD Digital Presentation