A Pryor Engagement

Wattstax

Richard Pryor narrates this definitive documentary of a legendary concert.

Image from Wattstax

USA 1973
Dir Mel Stuart
With The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Kays
98min
Digital
Certificate 18

The Wattstax music festival was produced by Stax Records to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Watts Riots in Los Angeles. ‘Rated ‘R’ because it’s real,’ this is one of the definitive concert films of all time and Pryor is our guide through a cavalcade of iconic performances from artists including Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas and many more.

Joint ticket available with African Odysseys Presents: The Black History of Comedy on Friday 10 September £15, cons £12 (Members pay £2 less)