Directed by: Greg Jacobs & Jon Siskel
Here's what the critics have said so far:
"Winner of more than a dozen film festival prizes, including seven audience awards, Louder Than a Bomb has been hailed as "powerful and exhilarating" (TimeOut Chicago), "inspiring" (L.A. Times), "irresistible" (Chicago Tribune), "a get-up-and-clap kind of movie" (Paste), "vibrant and moving" (The Wrap), and "a celebration of American youth at their creative best" (Variety)."
As a poet I can't resist a film about poetry. As a former high school English teacher, I hope that teachers across the U.S. will encourage their students to see this film, not because I want young people to believe that the only kind of real poetry or the best kind of poetry is slam poetry, but because I want them to know that poetry matters, that it can change lives, that it can make the world a better place. If I were still a teacher, I'd take my classes on a field trip to see this film!
Here's the trailer. Enjoy.