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.
- Stars:The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones, Rance Allen, The Emotions, William Bell, Louise McCord, Debra Manning, Eric Mercury, Freddy Robinson, Lee Sain, Ernie Hines, Sonny Warner, The Newcomers,
- Director:Mel Stuart,
Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Wattstax torrent reviews
(ca) wrote: I LOVED this movie!!! I'd give it 100% rating, he is truly a LEGENDARY man!The movie was fast moving, informative, and VERY entertaining!!
(ag) wrote: A serious and issue-driven film that feels a tad self-important and worthy - which would not be a problem had the lead character been better and more sympathetically written, (he seems so passive, he's just a bit too perfect/naive to be true?), and behaved less irrationally or foolish (bordering on incompetent) at times. But the film does have some redeeming qualities such as a great (and starry) supporting cast when they are able to break out delivering some much needed humour and comedic release for the audience. Ultimately, the cliched metaphors (storm approaching as the roof is being renovated, anyone?), the cartoonishly evil bad guy (not only is he a homophobic redneck but a wife beater and more...) and the (unintentionally camp and funny) climax mean that a star or so must be docked for its crime.
(jp) wrote: This movie was utter bullocks. I didn?t even bother seeing past the opening. Rubbish filmmaking, stupid story, and worst editing I have ever seen!
(us) wrote: had to be the best prequel!
(br) wrote: It's a stupid, funny movie, which I'm pretty sure is what they set out to make.
(fr) wrote: Doesn't seem interesting.
(it) wrote: The worst mystery suspense film I've seen. It seems fresh out of film school. The story is generic and senseless.
(fr) wrote: Could be worth a viewing, would like to see it sometime in the future.
(it) wrote: the camera's too shaky but its a good look on how the gang works n shit ...
(ca) wrote: Under the Rainbow, have a interesting plot, but the screenplay is not creative and the humor is too silly.
(fr) wrote: A little slow going, but the final 15 minutes really makes up for it. The very end shows just how mad Frankenstein is. Interesting, though cheap looking, monster design. Peter Cushing was excellent. My first foray into Hammer horror, and I'll definitely check out more.
(ru) wrote: Casino Royale is really good
(au) wrote: it's another great role by Kirk
(mx) wrote: The directional debut of Roman Polanski who's life excluding directing is extraordinary alone. A simple but effective Polish Film that was actually the first Polish Film to be nominated as Best Foreign at the Oscars.The story of a couple going boating & nearly hit a hitchhiker on the road on the way to the marina. He cunningly convinces them to take him on the sailing trip then the dynamic of the couple changes.The knife of the hitch hiker plays a key part in the narrative & it's a lot of what's not said that makes the film so appealing. Incredible craft directed by Polanski & is a stellar debut film.
(ru) wrote: The sad thing about this movie is that you could take Welles' monologue at the end and just change the manner of execution being contemplated for the crime and then insert it into a modern movie about school violence perpetuated by two boys under 21 and it would still fit. It's a movie from 1959 about a murder from 1924 and as a society we're still kind of grappling with the problems this case brings up.
(ru) wrote: I don't think if Zombies ever attack us, we will behave the way those teenagers acted in this movie. Instead of partying and posting videos in micro blogging sites, they should have done far better things to save themselves.