June 20, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.

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