This screening includes Wattstax
- Date and time:
- Fri, May 22, From 7–8:42 pm
- 1 hr 42 min
Series: Summer Concert (Film) Series
Wattstax is an exciting and vibrant documentary record of the 1972 Wattstax music festival in the community of Watts in Los Angeles. The festival marked the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots and set out to be an African-American answer to Woodstock, featuring superb Stax Records artist appearances from Rufus Thomas, Issac Hayes, The Staple Sisters, The Bar Kays, The Dramatics, and Albert King—with euphoric support from Richard Pryor and Jesse Jackson. Wattstax is a vital document of American cultural history. Contains mature content.