Eternal Sol Recommends:
Friday, April 5 at 7:00pm
NJPAC’s film discussion series with Nelson George.
This award-winning feature documents the 1972 Wattstax music festival and, by extension, the African American community of L.A.’s Watts district. The concert was held at the Los Angeles Coliseum on August 20, 1972, organized by Memphis’s Stax Records to mark the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots. Often referred to as “the Afro-American answer to Woodstock,” Wattstax includes concert footage of Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Luther Ingram, Johnnie Taylor, The Emotions, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas and more, and also includes interviews with Richard Pryor, Ted Lange, and others.
Special guest panel discussion includes: George Clinton (Parliament Funkadelic) and Melvin Van Peebles (director, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song).
VIP tickets are available.