February 13, 2019
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
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Raymond "Ray" Joshua (played by Saul Williams) is a young man from Southeast D.C. Despite his innate gift for poetry and his aspiration to be a rapper, he finds it difficult to escape the pressures of his surroundings: violence and drug dealing. Joshua Ray is a small-time convicted dealer who discovers his gift for verbal expression through prison poetry teacher Lauren. Released on bail, he becomes a top reciter at the competitive meetings and events, but he still has to decide whether to turn his friends in, in return for a shorter sentence and the chance of a relationship with Lauren, or take the rap and 10 years.
Black History Month Film Series presents, "Slam"
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Brentwood Arts Black History Month Film Series, Revising the Canon: Black Art Liberation, is a selection of films curated by independent curator and filmmaker Dawne Langford. It features both fiction and non-fiction films about Black artists, magnifying art as being instrumental to the process of liberation.
Ages: Movie is rated "R". Parental consent is recommended for ages 17 and younger.