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Louder Than a Bomb to screen in Indianola

(Indianola, MS) – The B.B. King Museum is pleased to announce that it will host two screenings of the award-winning documentary, Louder Than a Bomb, a film about the world’s largest youth poetry slam held every year in Chicago. The documentary “chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2008 event. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the tempestuous lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa.” (

The first screening is Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. in the introductory theater at the B.B. King Museum. On Monday, April 4 at 5 p.m., the Young Publisher’s Network and the Sunflower County Freedom Project will host a youth poetry slam at 5 p.m. at the House of Khafre. Following that event, the B.B. King Museum will host a second screening of the movie at 6:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

“The B.B. King Museum first learned about Louder Than a Bomb from students right here in Sunflower County,”  says Lora Bingham, Membership and Development Coordinator at the B.B. King Museum.  “We are very thankful for the opportunity to screen the documentary.  We hope that by bringing this movie to Indianola, students in the Mississippi Delta will be inspired and empowered to share their stories and express themselves through the arts,” Bingham said.

For more information about the poetry slam, please contact:

Alice Richardson

House of Khafre

(610) 585 – 8500

For more information about the film: 

Lora Bingham

Membership & Development Coordinator

B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

400 Second Street

Indianola, MS 38751

662-887-9539 ext. 224

The mission of the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is to empower, unite and heal through music, art and education and share with the world the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta. The vision is to inspire hope, creativity, and greatness.

The official registration and financial information of the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center may be obtained from the Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of state does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State.

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