Sing Sing Sing —This documentary on the palm springs high school jazz band and keeping music in the schools. The 22 minute short was directed by Gary Wexler, produced an photographed by Ethan Kaminsky and edited by Victor Otero and Ken Alan,
Rancho Mirage, California—The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library will host an exclusive screening of the documentary Louder than a Bomb, winner of the “Audience Favorite Award” for the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Admission to Louder than a Bomb is free and open to the public.
In honor of April as National Poetry Month, come to the Library to watch this inspirational documentary, and feel your love of poetry and your pride in America’s youth explode! Each year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago area schools gather together for the world’s largest poetry slam, a competition known as “Louder than a Bomb.” During the 2008 event, filmmakers Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs chronicled the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepared for and competed in the poetry slam. The documentary they produced, Louder than a Bomb,was chosen as the Audience Favorite for the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and as well, won awards at festivals in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Austin, among many other cities.
The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library is located at 71-100 Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage. For further information, please contact the Library at 760-341-7323 or visit www.ranchomiragelibrary.org.