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SLAMNATION, co-presented by The National Poetry Slam and featuring a live poetry performance and a short film (Doc Night)
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland, CA
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SLAMNATION, co-presented by The National Poetry Slam and featuring a live poetry performance and a short film (Doc Night)
Emmy award-winner Paul Devlin gives you a ringside seat at the most compelling verbal slugfest of the century. SlamNation is an exciting look at the latest in literary blood sport: Slam Poetry.  This nonfiction narrative illuminates the competitive spoken word movement as it fire-spreads across America.  New York City's Slam Team journeys to Portland, Oregon to compete in  the National Poetry Slam, engaging in battle poetic with 120 performance poets on 27 city teams for 4 days of incongruous elimination bouts. Along the way they encounter Machiavellian strategizing, personal animosities, fulfilling triumphs and some truly electrifying language.

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 "Slam Planet" on July 22nd. 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.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.


The New Parkway Theater (View)
474 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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