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An extraordinary story about finding hope, joy and music behind bars. Rita Chiarelli, Canada's Queen of the Blues, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Blues: Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, a.k.a Angola Prison - formerly the bloodiest prison in America.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 8, 2013
MATSON FILMS - distributed by GAIAM
Music From the Big House
This Summer's most critically-acclaimed documentary!
From acclaimed director Bruce McDonald, Music From the Big Houseis an extraordinary story about finding hope, joy and music behind bars. Rita Chiarelli, Canada's Queen of the Blues, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Blues: Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, a.k.a Angola Prison - formerly the bloodiest prison in America. Rita's trip turns into an historic jailhouse performance, playing with - rather than for - inmates serving life sentences. Their shared bond of music, and Chiarelli's ebullient personality, draw striking revelations from the inmates. Rather than sensational stories of convicts, we witness remarkable voices of hope as their love of music radiates humanity and redemption on their quest for forgiveness.
* 80 City Theatrical Release
* Press Coverage in over 200 publications
* Genres: Music, Social Justice, Christian
* Extras: Concert footage, bonus scenes, music video
* DOVE.org Family Approved - Ages 12+
"This is truly an extraordinary documentary which finds hope in the darkest of places, and the music which comes out of it is exhilarating. It's going to be hard to find another documentary this year with as much heart as this one."- Los Angeles Examiner "Excuse me for gushing, but documentary filmmaking does not get any better than this." - Cine Source Magazine "wow...WOW! A film that anyone with hope in his heart will appreciate." - Blog Critics
STREET DATE: JAN 8, 2013 PREBOOK: NOW
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DVD / Widescreen
Documentary - 87 min
Region 0, NTSC
Documentary - 87 min
Region 0, NTSC
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