Slam poet Lamar Jorden at free film screening for high school classes


A project of the Northwest Film Center School of Film

FREE FILM SCREENING FOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES
WITH SLAM POET LAMAR JORDEN
AS PART OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

In honor of National Poetry Month, in partnership with Literary Arts, Global Classroom presents a special free screening of Louder Than A Bomb, a film about Chicago’s world famous youth poetry slam. This film screened previously to great acclaim at our 2010 Portland International Film Festival.

The film will be introduced by poet and educator Lamar Jorden, the star of the film and charismatic organizer of Chicago’s Louder Than A Bomb festival. Following the screening Lamar will hold a Q&A with the students about the film and the Chicago slam.

The screening will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at 10 am (same day as Portland poetry slam, VERSELANDIA) and is free of charge for high school students and teachers. It will be screened at the Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave.

If you are a high school teacher interested in bringing your students to this this exciting event, please click here to download our reservation form and return it, via email, to anna@nwfilm.org.

Want to provide a free lunch to your students after the screening?
Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering lunch for free to participating Global Classroom students. Check the box on the reservation form to indicate interest and we will be in touch with you with details.


LOUDER THAN A BOMB
USA 2011
DIRECTOR: Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel
Website
Chicago’s “Louder than a Bomb” (LTAB) draws more than 600 high school students from 60 schools from all over the city’s diverse neighborhoods to compete in what is now the largest youth poetry slam competition in the world. Rather than emphasizing individual performances, however, LTAB is unique in judging teams, not individuals, forcing participants to work collaboratively with their peers. For many kids, being a part of such an environment is life-changing. In the tradition of SPELLBOUND and WORDPLAY, this irresistibly gripping film gives us an inside look at four teams (and their star “slammers”) as they compete for the top prize. But behind the engrossing competitive fervor lies the film’s true spirit: a warm celebration of a group of talented young poets finding their voice as they pour their angst, frustrations, hopes, and insecurities out through raw, unfiltered words. Content is suitable for ages 13 and up. (99 mins.)


ABOUT GLOBAL CLASSROOM

The Northwest Film Center School of Film’s Global Classroom Program brings the best in new world cinema to high school students through free screenings during the Portland International Film Festival and throughout the school year. Screenings take place in the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum.

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