SLAM PLANET, co-presented by The National Poetry Slam and featuring a pre-film intro and live poetry performance by director Mike Henry! (Doc Night)
Mike Henry and Kyle Fuller's debut doc, Slam Planet: War of the Words, nails it but good, and, by virtue of its own innate lyricism, becomes an audiovisual ode in its own right, following close at the heels of the Austin Poetry Slam team as they head off to the 2004 Slam Poetry Nationals in St. Louis and keeping midnight company with ever-more-clever wordsmiths like the redoubtable Christopher Lee, a shattered mirror that nonetheless reflects inner glories. St. Louis? Never mind the Arch: Here's the Tower of Babble.
This Evening will feature a pre-film introduction and poetry reading by filmmaker Mike Henry, the premier of a short by Youth Speaks Center for Investigative Reporting and live poetry performances by several Bay Area superstars!
Please attend this fascinating series of films throughout the month of July in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the National Poetry Slam. Also included in the series are: "The Front Man" on July 15th and "SlamNation" on July 29th. Also included in this series is "Louder than a Bomb" on July 26th (A free show).
If you are interested in attending all of the documentaries, please purchase a pass to all three under "Slam Poetry Film Series Pass" for the low price of $25!
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THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our café or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!
Every week we have something for everyone... from Doc Night to Baby Brigade and Nerd Nite to Party at the Parkway, and everything in between. Also, join us on the mezzanine for free, non-film events like Open Mic Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, Trivia Thursdays, and First Fridays.
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Oakland, CA 94612
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