Passing Through + intro & Q&A
A musician, newly released from prison, searches for his musical mentor and defies showbiz mobsters.Director Larry Clark. Wattstax; Isaac Hayes, The Staples Singers and Richard Pryor take part in a historic performance that followed the Watts riots
This rarely screened, largely unavailable, ground-breaking and inventive drama takes an uncompromising look at the lives of black jazz musicians who face immense adversity in their struggle to create one of the world’s greatest art forms. Fresh out of jail and up against an exploitative music business, saxophonist Eddie Warmack needs a guiding light to help him find his way. Larry Clark is a little-known figure in US independent cinema, yet his work provides an invaluable chronicle of a changing country. Special guests tbc.
Joint ticket available with Wattstax (subject to availability) £14 Book in person at the box office or by phone on 020 7928 3232.
Wattstax + intro 6.10pm ( guests TBA)
Isaac Hayes, The Staples Singers and Richard Pryor take part in a historic performance that followed the Watts riots
In 1972, more than 100,000 people attended a benefit concert by the seminal Stax label for the Los Angeles African American community, aimed at healing the wounds of the 1965 Watts riots. The event turned out to be an iconic celebration of black identity and music. Larry Clark filmed the event, which included Isaac Hayes and The Staple Singers, and incorporated a comedy set, performed in a studio, by legendary comedian Richard Pryor.
Joint ticket available with Passing Through + intro & Q&A (subject to availability) £14, concs £11 (non-Member pay £2 more). Book in person at the box office or by phone on 020 7928 3232.