LOUDER THAN A BOMB – in theaters on May 18, 2011!

Posted: April 14, 2011 by TME (thats my e) in Movies

Genre: Documentary

Directed by: Greg Jacobs & Jon Siskel

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Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare to 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.

Winner of more than a dozen film festival prizes, including seven audience awards, Louder Than a Bomb has been hailed as “powerful and exhilarating” (TimeOut Chicago), “inspiring” (L.A. Times), “irresistible” (Chicago Tribune), “a get-up-and-clap kind of movie” (Paste), “vibrant and moving” (The Wrap), and “a celebration of American youth at their creative best” (Variety).

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