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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Singer Rita Chiarelli performs for inmates at a Louisiana prison.


Director: Bruce McDonald

Genres: Documentary

Music From the Big House (2010)

Release Date: July 30th, 2010|1 hr. 26 min.

critic reviews (5)
fan reviews ( )
  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The proceedings have a certain haunted quality, thanks to the dramatic setting and the stark black-and-white cinematography by Steve Cosens that fully conveys its bleakness. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    It finally feels too cautious, as if digging a little deeper might compromise the prevailing tone of tentative uplift. show more

  • 50
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Even with a gripping subject like blues-singing convicts, the documentary Music from the Big House has a disconcerting emotional distance. show more

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