Louder Than a Bomb 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings
34 Ratings

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14+ COMMON SENSE

Teens perform poetry in inspiring docu; some cursing.

Cast & Crew

Cast
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Director
Greg Jacobs
Jon Siskel
Producers
Greg Jacobs
Jon Siskel
Screenwriter
Greg Jacobs
Jon Siskel

Information

Studio
Virgil Films
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2012 Virgil Films and Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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