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1998 - R - 1:43
Trimark Home Video
Directed by Marc Levin
Saul Williams
Sonja Sohn
Bonz Malone
Beau Sia
Lawrence Wilson

The unanimous winner of the 1998 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Slam is a "coming to life" ghetto tale of a street pharmacist/aspiring rapper who finds salvation in his rhymes. Trapped in Dodge City, a drug-infested war zone in southeast Washington D.C., Ray Joshua (Saul Williams) gets caught up in a drug deal gone bad and is sucked into the criminal justice system. In jail he finds truth in himself and his craft through Lauren Bell (Sonja Sohn), a beautiful and charismatic writing teacher who leads him to the path of salvation. Using his talent for poetic rap, Ray learns to survive and rise above the pain of his lost generation.

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