Join us for a screening of SLAM, winner of the 1998 Sundance Grand Jury prize.
Ray Joshua is the local bard of his Washington, D.C. housing project, entertaining children and composing poems for his friends. When he is arrested on trumped-up drug charges and sent to prison, poetry is his only means of survival. While in jail, Ray meets a passionate writing teacher who encourages him to pursue his poetry and find a path to redemption.
This screening is co-presented by The Watering Hole and preceded by spoken word performances from Monifa Lemons (Poet, Co-Founder of The Watering Hole), Tanisha Hall (Poet/Spoken Word Artist, Graduate Fellow of The Watering Hole), Boris “Bluz” Rogers (Poet/Spoken Word Artist), and Dasan Ahanu (Poet/Spoken Word Artist).