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OTL-Wattstax ** POSTPONED **

Published on: December 20, 2021

When:
January 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
2022-01-23T15:00:00+00:00
2022-01-23T15:15:00+00:00
Cost:
£5

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE CONFIMRED SHORTLY.

Further information can be found at CQAF

 

Wattstax

The Black Box (Green Room)

Sunday 23 January, 3.00pm

£5.00

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The legendary ‘black Woodstock’ finally gets its due when a newly restored and digitally remixed WattstaxMel Stuart’s documentary of the epochal 1972 concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, receives its first-ever cinema screening in Belfast.

Featuring incendiary performances by Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, the Emotions, the Bar-Kays, and other greats of soul, R&B, and gospel – plus biting humour from a then little-known Richard Pryor — Wattstax is more than just a concert film.

It also captures a heady moment in mid-1970s, “black-is-beautiful” African-American culture, when Los Angeles’s black community came together just seven years after the Watts riots to celebrate its survival and a renewed hope in its future.

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