Saturday, August 20, 2011
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater
What do Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, Richard Prior, and Jesse Jackson all have in common? They appear in the Golden Globe nominated Wattstax, a documentary about the 1972 Wattstax Music Festival, organized in commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the Watts Rebellion. Weaving together performance footage along with impromptu interviews with concertgoers, Wattstax gives insight to the 1960s and 1970s African American experience in Watts and the U.S. at large. (1973, Dir. Mel Stuart, 98 min.)
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.
Free and open to the public. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability.