wattstax

R 18+
Mel Stuart, 98 mins, USA, 1972, 35mm, Sony Pictures.

wattstax
Wattstax

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Seven years after the Watts riots, the 1972 Watts Summer Festival reinvigorated public consciousness around issues of race in a legendary day-long concert that celebrated the music, people and pride of the black community of Watts and greater Los Angeles.

Featuring powerhouse performances by Stax label stars including Isaac Hayes, the Bar Kays and Rufus Thomas, the comic stylings of Richard Pryor and a spine-tingling shout-out by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, this is an electrifying document of the civil rights movement.

It also boasts the wildest flares, afros and Huggy Bear threads you're likely to see on screen! Imported print.


Dates   Fri 22 Aug 2008, 10pm
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