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Lawrence Wilson in Slam


1998 R

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.