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Wattstax

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Wattstax

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/06/03
guest performer:
Issac Hayes, Jesse Jackson, Richard Pryor
director:
Mel Stuart
distributor:
Sony Pictures Repertory
genre:
Documentary, musical

We gave it a B

A rerelease of the 1973 soul-and-blues concert film. Some good moments, especially from Rufus Thomas, but what once looked like a proud expression of black unity now carries an eerie aura of segregation.