For those in Eugene (and perhaps those elsewhere), we wanted to give you a heads up that Bijou Cinemas on 13th Street is screening the award-winning documentary Music From the Big House, starting on June 15.
"From acclaimed director Bruce McDonald, and Oscar nominated producer team, comes a rare and exclusive musical journey. Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, has decided to take a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues-Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love of the blues would lead her to play with inmates serving life sentences for murder, rape and armed robbery."
Watch the trailer here:
Showtime info here:
And thanks to I-O alumnus Jordan for the tip!