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Wattstax

Film/Video

Isaac Hayes, Wattstax, image courtesy of Columbia Pictures
Mavis Staple of The Staple Singers, Wattstax, image courtesy of Columbia Pictures
The Bar-Kays, Wattstax, image courtesy of Columbia Pictures
Wattstax

(Mel Stuart, 1973)

35mm print!

Opening band: The Liquid Crystal Project | 8 PM

Thu, July 20, 2017 9 PM

This landmark concert film captures the eponymous 1972 concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, organized by Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots in LA’s Watts neighborhood. Wattstax features amazing performances by The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Kays, and other great R&B and soul artists, as well as comedy from a prestardom Richard Pryor! (103 mins., 35mm)