Music from the Big House

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Summary: Music From the Big House is 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 – musician 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. (Matson Films)

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Runtime: 90 min
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Production: Matson Films
Genres: Music, Musical, Documentary
Countries: USA, Canada
Language: English
Director Credit
Bruce McDonald Director
Writer Credit
Erin Faith Young Writer
Tony Burgess Writer
Cast Credit
Rita Chiarelli Cast
Producer Credit
Erin Faith Young Producer
Jennifer St. John Producer
Richard Meaney Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: