Capri: Wattstax

Showings

Capri Theater Thu, Jan 5, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Release Year:1973
Runtime:103 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Rating:R
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrygW4DmOvY
Tags:Documentary
Music
Black Perspectives
Cast/Crew
Director:Mel Stuart
Executive Producer:Al Bell
David L. Wolper
Producer:Larry Shaw
Mel Stuart
Cinematographer:John A. Alonzo
Larry Clark
Robert Marks
José Louis Mignone
Roderick Young
David Myers
Editor:David E. Blewitt
Robert K. Lambert
David Newhouse

Description

SHOWING THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 AT 7PM | IN PERSON AT THE CAPRI THEATER

Capri Theater Address: 2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Tickets to First Thursday Films are now free for Northside residents (zip codes 55411, 55412, 55430). Northsiders will be asked to submit their zip code information at the door or enter it as a promo code during checkout.

Post-screening community discussion with Music Director and Producer Gary Hines, lead by MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice.

About the Film

Featuring incendiary performances by Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, the Emotions, the Bar-Kays, and other greats of soul, R&B, and gospel-- plus biting humor from a then little-known Richard Pryor -- Wattstax/em> is more than a concert film. It also captures a heady moment in mid-1970s, "black-is-beautiful" African-American culture, when Los Angeles's black community came together just seven years after the Watts riots to celebrate its survival and a renewed hope in its future.

Staged by Stax Records, a renowned Southern soul label founded in 1959 in Memphis, the Wattstax concert drew over 100,000 predominately African-American Los Angelenos, who themselves put on an exuberant display -- memorably captured by Wattstax -- of '70s funk and soul culture.


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