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  • 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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