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“Louder Than a Bomb” Documentary Screening and Public Launch
April 25, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The annual poetry competition originating in Chicago is coming to KC in Spring 2014.
Come be inspired by the award-winning documentary and see how you can get involved!
WATCH THE TRAILER
Hailed as “one of the most inspiring and exhilarating documentaries in years” (Steve Pond, The Wrap), Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth slam. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. Louder Than a Bomb is not about “high school poetry” as we often think of it. It’s about language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. While the topics they tackle are often deeply personal, what they put into their poems-and what they get out of them-is universal: the defining work of finding one’s voice.
Written by Greg Jacobs