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Wattstax

Event details:

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 8 pm

Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles

What do Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, Richard Pryor, and Jesse Jackson all have in common? They appear in the Golden Globe nominated Wattstax, a documentary about the 1972 Wattstax Music Festival, organized in commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the Watts Rebellion. Weaving together performance footage along with impromptu interviews with concertgoers, Wattstax gives insight to the 1960s and 1970s African American experience in Watts and the U.S. at large. (1973, Dir. Mel Stuart, 98 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OrygW4DmOvY

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

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