ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’S “SPEECH” WILL SHOW HIS FILM “16 BARS” IN NYC ABOUT WORKING WITH VIRGINIA INMATES

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[Incarceration News\Music Documentary]
16 Bars is a feature-length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The film follows a unique rehabilitation effort in a Virginia jail that invites inmates to write and record original music.
Photo: Linda Altman\16 Bars Flyer

Grammy-winning hip hop artist Todd Thomas—better known as “Speech” of the iconic group Arrested Development— leads a unique collaborative music workshop in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia. He will be in New York between Nov. 5-8. His film will be make its New York opening on Friday Nov. 8th at the Village East Cinema, at 181-189 2nd Ave at 12th St. 

For more info logon to https://www.citycinemas.com/villageeast/film/16-bars

Striving to overcome their demons, four past and present inmates work side-by-side with Speech to transform their experiences, hopes and fears into songs.

Exploring cycles of addiction and incarceration through the power of music and storytelling, the inspiring 16 BARS offers a window into rehabilitation. 16 Bars is a feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons.

The film follows a unique rehabilitation effort in a Virginia jail that invites inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio, four men collaborate on an album with Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the hip-hop group Arrested Development.

As the creative process unfurls, each of these men must unearth painful memories from the past, which hold a key to a new chapter in their lives. With the U.S. locking up more of its citizens per capita than any other nation on the planet, the music of 16 Bars serves as rare testimony to the raw and messy truth behind the criminal justice system‘s revolving door.

“These men are behind bars...but their voices have to be heard.” –Speech (Arrested Development)

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