Louder Than a Bomb
By Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel
Thu, Dec 8, 7:30pm • Sat, Dec 10, 7:30pm • Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm
Poet Nate Marshall in attendance Dec 10 & 11 for post-show Q&A.
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 tempestuous 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. (2010, 99 min, digital)
Youth Arts Summit kickoff partyDec 10, 2011 7:00pm
Kick off the 2011 Youth Arts Summit at YBCA with our Saturday Night Open Mic Party and Film Screening.
Come inspire and be inspired by an evening’s performances of spoken word, rhymes, music, shout-outs, special guests and more.
Make life new by re-telling it. Featuring never-before-heard rhymes and performances by YAAW and Youth Speaks poets, and you. No censorship, all love: The mic is yours.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts