Music From the Big House (2012)

Music From the Big House
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords prison
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Steve Cosens Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Eamonn O'Connor Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chris Guglick Music n/a 120781 8000001
Rita Chiarelli Source Material (original concept) 120786 4000003
Erin Faith Young Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Erin Faith Young Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jennifer Johnson Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tony Burgess Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bruce McDonald Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
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.