Music from the Big House (2012)
Movie: Music from the Big House
- Director: Bruce McDonald
- Release Date: June 01, 2012
- Run Time: 90 mins
- Genre: Documentary, Music, Musical
Rita, an award winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues… Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love for the blues would lead her to raise the roof in a collaborative jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences for murder, rape and armed robbery. Music has given these inmates something to live for behind the bars of what was once the bloodiest prison in America. It is their only escape. Steeped with hope, these remarkable voices guide us on a journey of men on a quest for forgiveness. One woman, four bands, and two hours of the Blues. It’s time to make a new soundtrack.