Winner of the 1998 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Drama, Slam tells the compelling story of Ray Joshua, a talented black poet from the Washington, D.C., projects, who is arrested on petty drug charges and thrown into the black hole that is the D.C. jail. There he meets the two people who can redirect his life: a prison gang leader and a beautiful female poet teaching a self-expression class for inmates.
This screening is part of a tribute to MNFF Honoree Marc Levin, who directed, wrote and produced the film and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the film’s release.
Date: Friday, August 26
Location: Town Hall Theater
Directed by: Marc Levin [Filmmaker to Attend]
Written by: Marc Levin, Bonz Malone, Sonja Sohn, Richard Stratton, Saul Williams
Produced by: Henri M. Kessler, Marc Levin, Richard Stratton
Length: 100 minutes
Location: United States