Listen Up March Film: 16 Bars

Listen Up March Film: 16 Bars
February 13, 2020 Daddy Kool

Listen Up Film Series is presented by No Clubs and Daddy Kool Records . Listen Up Film Series is a monthly film series that promotes and encourages the independent spirit, explores the rich and raucous world of music, and celebrates art house films in the Tampa Bay area.

Listen Up Film Series for March 2020 is excited to bring you :

16 Bars a feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs.

16 BARS – One Jail. One Recording Studio.
Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
Venue: Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave, St Pete
Doors @ 630pm
Film @ 8pm
Hosted by WMNF Community radio ‘s Scott Elliott of All Souls @WMNF 88.5 FM

We are accepting donations for THE FUND FOR SUSTAINABLE TOMORROWS www.thefundforsustainabletomorrows.org

Watch the trailer here! 
The organization will earmark funds as part of their mission to bring 16 BARS to jails and libraries around the United States.


Sam Bathrick | DIRECTOR
94 min. | USA | 2018

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 the Richmond City Justice Center that invites inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio, 4 men collaborate on an album with a Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the iconic activist 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.

The film is set in Richmond Virginia, the former seat of the confederacy, where the legacy of systemic racism, a spiraling opioid crisis, generational poverty, and a lack of mental health services have entrapped many of its citizens in a cycle of incarceration, making the city itself a unique case study for rising recidivism rates in the U.S. at large. With the U.S. locking up more of its citizens per capita than any other nation on the planet, the music of the film serves as rare testimony to the raw and messy truth behind the criminal justice system’s revolving door.


The Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows

We Are a 501(c) 3 Nonprofit Focused on Documentaries
Through stories, documentaries deliver information and inspiration that inform the choices we make about our lives and our planet. A well told story makes a difference. Because stories create an emotional bridge to viewers often not possible in any other way. And that connection inspires action.

With committed donors and sponsors as partners, we are catalysts. We accelerate media campaigns that move viewers from education to inspiration to action. To make informed choices and provide actionable, measurable results. We create ‘sustainable tomorrows’ one viewer at a time.

For over 35 years, our Video Project group has provided the best media programming available on critical social and global issues of our time to classrooms and institutional communities to advance awareness and thereby, encourage action.

Listen Up Film Series is presented by No Clubs and Daddy Kool Records

Marketing Sponsor : Carroway + Rose

-Hideaway will be serving food and drinks throughout the evening.

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