Wattstax 48 years old

100,000 brothers and sisters turning onto being black... and telling it like it is!

Wattstax

Wattstax is the 1973 documentary film about the Afro-American Woodstock concert held in Los Angeles seven years after the Watts riots. Director Mel Stuart mixes footage from the concert with footage of the living conditions in the current day Watts neighborhood. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Documentary Film.

Credits

All Cast

Name Character
Isaac Hayes He was 30, 65 years old when he died as Himself
Richard Pryor He was 32, 65 years old when he died as Himself
Rufus Thomas He was 55, 84 years old when he died as Himself
Kim Weston He was 33, now 81 years old
Melvin Van Peebles He was 40, now 88 years old as Himself
Albert King He was 49, 69 years old when he died

Crew

Name Department
David E. Blewitt as Editor. He was 44 (81) years old when He died Editing
Robert K. Lambert as Editor. Editing
Larry Shaw as Producer. He was 20 (50) years old when He died Production
Roderick Young as Director of Photography. Camera
José Louis Mignone as Director of Photography. Camera
David Newhouse as Editor. Editing
Larry Clark as Director of Photography. He was 30 (now 78) years old Camera
Wattstax poster
Wattstax (48 years)

100,000 brothers and sisters turning onto being black... and telling it like it is!

  • Release day: Sunday, February 04, 1973
  • Runtime: 98 minutes