Wattstax

Release Date:
Feb 4, 1973
MPAA Rating:
R
Running Time:
1:38
Genre:
Documentary,Music
Director:
Mel Stuart
Cast:
James Alexander
Raymond Allen
Isaac Hayes
Luther Ingram
Jesse Jackson
Albert King
Ted Lange
Little Milton
Richard Pryor
Mavis Staples
Roebuck ``Pops'' Staples
Johnnie Taylor
Carla Thomas
Rufus Thomas
Producers:
Al Bell , David L. Wolper , Mel Stuart , Larry Shaw
Language:
English
Official Website:
http://www.wattstax.com/

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Wattstax

In 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.

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