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. 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 fifteen film festival prizes, including nine 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).
For information about the film, upcoming showings, and more, go to louderthanabombfilm.com
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