Postponed - New date TBC
Sunday 23 January, 3.00pm
The legendary ‘black Woodstock’ finally gets its due when a newly restored and digitally remixed Wattstax, Mel Stuart’s documentary of the epochal 1972 concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, receives its first-ever cinema screening in Belfast.
Featuring incendiary performances by Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, the Emotions, the Bar-Kays, and other greats of soul, R&B, and gospel – plus biting humour from a then little-known Richard Pryor — Wattstax is more than just a concert film.
It also captures a heady moment in mid-1970s, “black-is-beautiful” African-American culture, when Los Angeles’s black community came together just seven years after the Watts riots to celebrate its survival and a renewed hope in its future.
Supported by Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from National Lottery.
Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
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