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By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, Louder Than a Bomb follows the fortunes of four Chicago-area high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Coval
Adam Gottlieb
Elizabeth Graf
Kevin Harris
John Hood
Lamar Jorden
Peter Kahn
Jésus Lark
Nate Marshall
She'Kira McKnight
Preye Porri
James Sloan
Charles Smith
Robbie Q. Telfer ...
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Nova Venerable

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Greg Jacobs ... (co-director)
Jon Siskel ... (co-director)

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Greg Jacobs ... co-producer
Jon Siskel ... co-producer

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Stephan Mazurek ... director of photography

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John Farbrother

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Jonathan Liebert ... digital cinema mastering

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Michelle Cosco ... additional sound
John Mathie ... sound recordist
Patrick Tillmann ... sound recordist
Matt Vogel ... sound recordist

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Kenneth Nilsson ... additional cinematographer

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Jeff McCarter ... special thanks (as Jeffrey McCarter)

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Plot Summary

Hailed as "one of the most inspiring and exhilarating documentaries in years" (Steve Pond, The Wrap), Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and 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. Written by Greg Jacobs

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  • Louder Than a Bomb (United States)
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  • 99 min
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Opening Weekend United States $3,881, 10 Jun 2011

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