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Wattstax

 
 
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
  • 4:30PM
  • 9:15PM
 
 
LOCATION:
 
RUN TIME: 103min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  (4:30pm screening) Intro by writer and broadcaster Josiah Howard
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Mel Stuart | 1973

Intro by writer and broadcaster Josiah Howard
(4:30pm screening)

Seven years after the Watts Rebellion made the LA neighborhood ground zero in the struggle against anti-black police brutality, legendary funk/soul label Stax Records assembled a powerhouse lineup of artists to commemorate the event. Interspersing performances from greats like Isaac Hayes, Richard Pryor, Carla Thomas, and the Staples Singers with fiery oratory from Jesse Jackson and interviews with neighborhood locals, Wattstax is a concert documentary with a social conscience.

 
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