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Opens on April 12

Director: Marc Levin Run Time: 100 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1998

Starring: Beau Sia, Bonz Malone, Lawrence Wilson, Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn

Screenwriters: Marc LevinRichard StrattonSonja Sohn, Bonz MaloneSaul Williams

Producers: Marc LevinRichard Stratton

Vidiots welcomes actor, musician, writer, poet, and star of Slam, Saul Williams in-person for this special screening.

Rediscover the poetry of this Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning powerhouse of creativity and emotion. Ray Joshua (Saul Williams) is a talented young MC dealing with the grim reality of his fraught environment in the Washington DC projects. After imprisonment on drug charges he meets a poet (Sonja Sohn from The Wire) who helps channel the words and emotions inside him. With enthralling slam poetry and a killer soundtrack including Q-Tip, dead prez, ODB, Mobb Deep, and Saul Williams himself, this compelling film demands a big screen and hefty speakers!

Slam has been digitally restored from the 35mm interpositive, and a new DCP created in collaboration between Sundance Institute, the Academy Film Archive, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and Lionsgate.


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