Film: Wattstax

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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD says
Wattstax
Wednesday, April 26
7pm doors open
8pm film begins
Admission: Free

Nicknamed “The Black Woodstock,” Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by the Stax Records label to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 Watts riots. With performances by Isaac Hayes, Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, and more, this ambitious film intersperses footage from the riots with commentary from community voices like Jesse Jackson. The film was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Documentary in 1974.
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD

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