New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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slam1998.gif - 13381 BytesFebruary 10, 2000 (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1998, 103 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Marc Levin
Starring Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn, Bonz Malone

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.