“A fine documentary in that it does, better than any popular music film with the possible exception of WOODSTOCK, document a group of people, their music, how it came to be, and why they like it.” - Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

“A candid, colorful and deeply meaningful sociocultural time capsule.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

July 9 & 21 | In 1972, artists including Richard Pryor, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Bar Kays and Mel & Tim came together at the Los Angeles Coliseum to commemorate the Watts Riots. From the stage to the community of Watts, WATTSTAX is an immersive and enduring time capsule.

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