Todd “Speech” Thomas, a member of the iconic hip-hop group Arrested Development, spends 10 days working as part of a unique rehabilitation program in Richmond, VA, working to allow prisoners to write and record their own songs. Putting a human face on America’s omnipresent incarceration woes, 16 Bars shows the value of artistic catharsis for these inmates as they contend with painful memories in order to have a future in this gripping and intimate look at a unique form of prison reform.
The dates for the Milwaukee screening are:
October 20th – 9:30pm Oriental Theater (Speech & Director Sam Bathick will be in attendance!
October 21st – 1:00pm – Times cinema
October 24th – 10pm – Oriental Theater
It’s Sponsored by Oyvind and Susan Lubar Solvang and Growing Minds
Community Partners: Project Return, Clean Slate MKE, Dope Folks Records