Ray Joshua (played by real-life poet Saul Williams) finds solace from prison and the violence of his inner-city neighborhood through poetry. A writing teacher (Sonja Sohn) he meets in jail convinces him to take his private art to a public forum -- a poetry slam competition -- and their relationship progresses. The film earned a Golden Camera Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
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- Mark Levin
- 1998 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Drama
RPervasive language, a sex scene and brief violence
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it