Wattstax

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Released 1973

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Wattstax

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Director:
Mel Stuart
Released:
1973
Rating:
R
An exciting, vibrant documentary about music and the black experience, centering around the Los Angeles community of Watts, and featuring exceptional monologues by Richard Pryor. A David Wolper ("Roots," "This is Elvis") presentation, featuring a who's who of music greats.

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  • 90

    Washington Post Desson Thomson

    The result is a time capsule par excellence...This is the best of times and the worst of times, African American style.

  • 90

    Washington Post Ann Hornaday

    A candid, colorful and deeply meaningful sociocultural time capsule, one that captured the black community at the height of its political energy and optimism.

  • 75

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    I wish I could say that Wattstax was an ecstatic soul celebration, but most of the performances, while enjoyable, fall short of memorable.

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