Songs From the Hole

Milwaukee Film Festival

A documentary visual album, SONGS FROM THE HOLE follows James "JJ'88" Jacobs through a musical opus of hip-hop and soul, inspired by his innermost struggles as a person who has both committed and experienced violent harm, as he serves a double-life prison sentence. The film interweaves the collective storytelling of its non-fiction participants with imagined representations of memories, dreams and spiritual dialogues set to Jacobs' original music.

- Following the 4/21 and 4/22 screenings there will be a Q&A with Richie Reseda (producer), JJ'88 (participant, writer)


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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