February 10, 2000 (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m.
(American, 1998, 103 minutes, color, 35mm)
Inspired in part by the documentary SLAMNATION, SLAM is the story of a Washington, D.C., prisoner whose life is transformed by poetry. A stunning debut feature from director Marc Levin, known previously for his documentaries, SLAM won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance film Festival.
Saul Williams, poet and the star of SLAM, will read from his work, along with Sonia Sanchez, on Friday February 11th at 7:00 p.m. in Page Hall as part of the Black Arts & Hip Hop Conference.