Music From The Big House

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Music from the Big House

Boston Premiere Screening!

Tues. Oct. 16, 7:30PM


Tickets: General Admission, $8/adv, $10/day of show, $7/Regent members
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Presented by Sound Cinema

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 – 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. Official Film Web Site:

HD Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz5tI5KKGl8

  “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

  “wow…WOW! A film that anyone with hope in his heart will appreciate.” Blog Critics

  “Excuse me for gushing, but documentary filmmaking does not get any better than this. This is one of those documentaries that deserve to be seen by… everyone.” Cine Source Magazine


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