Music From the Big House Poster

Release Date: June 1st, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

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

Director: Bruce McDonald

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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