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Screening of youth slam documentary "Louder Than a Bomb"
Friday, March 23, 2018
8 p.m. "Louder Than A Bomb
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

Louder than a Bomb

A screening of the youth slam poetry documentary LOUDER THAN A BOMB will be held at 8 p.m., in Page Hall.


The documentary LOUDER THAN A BOMB, (United States, 2010, 99 minutes, color), directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel, tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth slam.

Roger Ebert named it one of the ten best documentaries of the year and Stan Hall in The Oregonian wrote, "Only those possessing hearts of stone will remain unmoved by the raw adolescent emotion, passion and verbal jousting that make Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's documentary so poignant and enjoyable."

Free and open to the public, the programs are cosponsored by UAlbany’s English Graduate Student Organization, Graduate Student Association, English Department, and the New York State Writers Institute.


Below, watch the LOUDER THAN A BOMB trailer: