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WATTSTAX

WATTSTAX

  • Directed by Mel Stuart
  • Starring Isaac Hayes, The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston
  • 50th Anniversary!
  • 1973 | 101mins | USA | (18)

On August 20th 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, director Mel Stuart captures the performances of the Watts Summer Festival. Organized by Stax Records, the festival is a gathering of musicians and entertainers from the black community, brought together to remember the Watts Riots from seven years prior. Key performances include those of comedian Richard Pryor, and singers Isaac Hayes and Luther Ingram. Stuart also presents shots of the Watts streets and community along with the festival footage.


Please Note : the 35mm print will run with French subtitles. This is the only version of the film available on 35mm in the UK.