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The definitive R&B festival, featuring handfuls of artists-- including Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, and the Bar-Kays-- at the peaks of their careers.
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More than a concert film, Wattstax captures a heady moment in mid-1970s, "black-is-beautiful" African-American culture, just seven years after the Watts riots and features performances by musical greats like the Staple Singers.

NOMINATEDBest Documentary, Golden Globes 1974
OFFICIAL SELECTIONCannes Film Festival 1973
OFFICIAL SELECTIONSundance Film Festival 2003
DirectorMel Stuart
CastThe Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones, Isaac Hayes
1973 | 103 min
15+ (exemption)