Poetry doc at Rockland library
Rockland — As part of Rockland Public Library’s Poetry Month Rockland celebration, there will be a screening and discussion of the documentary “Louder Than a Bomb” Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of the library, 80 Union St. Ben Blackmon will lead the post-film discussion.
“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 poetry slam, from which the film gets its name. 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. Winner of 11 film festival prizes, including seven audience awards, Roger Ebert named “Louder Than a Bomb” one of the ten best documentaries of 2011.
Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310. Admission is free.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.