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Summary: Rita, an award winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues... Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love for the blues would lead her to raise the roof in a collaborative jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences for murder, rape and armed robbery. Music has given these inmates something to live for behind the bars of what was once the bloodiest prison in America. It is their only escape. Steeped with hope, these remarkable voices guide us on a journey of men on a quest for forgiveness. One woman, four bands, and two hours of the Blues. It's time to make a new soundtrack.
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: