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Genre Documentary
Running Time 99 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date May 18, 2011
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Louder Than a Bomb

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… Show more

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June 3, 2011 - Boston.com - Ty Burr/Globe Staff

Remember when being a young poet meant solitude, pensive looks, and the glorious martyrdom of being misunderstood? By contrast, the high school kids in “Louder Than a Bomb’’ wield words like weapons of mutual salvation and they’re all in it together: pairs of friends, groups of teammates, a city of teenagers jostling with possibilities.

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