Friday, February 7, 2020
3:30 pm–5:05 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2020-02-07 15:30:00 2020-02-07 17:05:00 16 Bars 02/07/2020 3:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Sam Bathrick (USA, 2018, 94 min.).

16 Bars is a feature-length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories—and songs—locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. In a Virginia jail’s makeshift recording studio, four men collaborate on an album with Todd “Speech” Thomas, the Grammy-winning recording artist from Atlanta hip-hop group Arrested Development.

With the US locking up more of its citizens per capita than any other nation on the planet, the music of 16 Bars serves as a rare testament to the raw and messy truth behind the criminal justice system’s revolving door.

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Past Dates and Times

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Ticket Information

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