Press Materials for "Louder Than A Bomb" Online


The official poster, trailer and website for the new documentary Louder Than A Bomb by directors Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel went online today. Following four high school poetry teams in a Chicago poetry slam, the film has scored a few festival prizes including seven audience awards on top of quite a bit of critical praise.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

For the official poster and trailer, hit the jump...

And now, for some poetry slam documentary goodness.

And the poster.


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