Wattstax is a disorienting and ironic moviegoing experience. It's a film about the curative powers of rhythm-and-blues music that sets out to frustrate your sense of rhythm in its insistence on the blues. show more
The film is saved by the raw power of the performances, and especially, Richard Pryor's bitterly funny observations. show more
Commentary from shockingly outspoken Watts residents on topics ranging from revolution to infidelity are a vital part of the documentary. show more
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