Louder Than A Bomb

Louder Than A Bomb
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True Stories
Wednesday, January 05, 9:15 AM
Palm Springs High School
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Private screening for Coachella Valley High School Students.

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Friday, January 07, 10:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
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True Stories
Monday, January 10, 4:00 PM
Palm Canyon Theatre
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WINNER: Audience Award Best Documentary
Monday, January 17, 4:30 PM
Camelot Theatres
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Louder Than A Bomb
USA, 2010, 99 Minute Running Time
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Coming of Age, Documentary, Jewish Interest
Programs: Best of the Fest, True Stories
Language: English

Awards: Cleveland, Audience Choice Awar & Standing Up Film award for “films with a conscience”; Woods Hole,

Winner of multiple audience awards at major U.S. festivals, Louder Than A Bomb focuses on four richly complex characters from vastly different backgrounds: Nate whose amazing verbal acuity belies his difficult upbringing on Chicago's far South Side; Nova whose compassion for a younger brother with serious health issues comes pouring out in poems of extraordinary power; Lamar whose fierce commitment to poetry transforms himself and his teammates into young men and women on a mission; and Adam whose joyful embrace of his competitors is no less impressive than his brilliantly constructed and dazzlingly performed poems.

If the words "youth poetry slam" do not immediately grab you, don't be fooled. Telling the story of the world's largest youth poetry slam competition held annually in Chicago, this is a film for the ages -- and for all ages. A great documentary for those who do not normally seek out documentaries, it builds with nerve splitting excitement as the competition unfolds. It also epitomizes the spirit that it depicts, captured in the mantra that "the point is not the points, the point is the poetry."

Director to attend screening on 1/7

DIRECTOR: Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel
Producer: Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel
Editor: John Farbrother
Cinematographer: Stephan Mazurek
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Siskel/Jacobs Productions - www.louderthanabombfilm.com

Sponsors:
Bank of America, Chipotle, Target Foundation

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