Release Date: June 1st, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min
Singer Rita Chiarelli performs for inmates at a Louisiana prison.
Director: Bruce McDonald
Even with a gripping subject like blues-singing convicts, the documentary Music from the Big House has a disconcerting emotional distance. show more
It finally feels too cautious, as if digging a little deeper might compromise the prevailing tone of tentative uplift. show more
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