Cast & Crew
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. Louder Than a Bomb is not about "high school poetry" as we often think of it. It's about language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. 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.
Limited Release in United States Spring May 18, 2011
Released in United States 2010
Released in United States 2011
Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Docufest) October 7-21, 2010.)
Released in United States 2011 (True Stories)
Limited Release in United States Spring May 18, 2011 (New York City)