MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE is the story of Blues singer Rita Chiarelli’s journey to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, or Angola Prison. Rita’s trip turns into a historic jailhouse performance - playing with inmates serving life sentences. Their shared bond of music, and Chiarelli’s vivacious personality, draw striking revelations from those incarcerated. Rather than sensational stories of convicts, we witness remarkable voices of hope, faith and humanity on their journey toward redemption.
This is a a special touring presentation of the acclaimed documentary, MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE, a powerful film that follows a Blues woman to a legendary prison on a quest for redemption through music at the Sundance Cinemas in Madison, WI on Thursday June 28th.
"Wow. WOW!" writes Blog Critics, "MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE is a film that anyone with hope in his heart will appreciate." See Magazine says, "You won't be the same once you've seen it." And Cine Source Magazine remarks, "Excuse me for gushing, but filmmaking does not get any better than this. It is one of those documentaries that deserve to be seen by everyone."
MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE showcases restorative justice through visually-moving storytelling.
Check out a clip from the film here: https://vimeo.com/41788501
Co-sponsored by WNPJ member group, MUM - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If your group would like to be a sponsor of this event, contact Stephanie Houghton
Grassroots Outreach, Music From The Big House