Jesse Jackson - The Chicago Cubs bronze statue of baseball legend Ernie Banks on display for 4 days at Daley Plaza in Chicago through January 31, 2015 at Daley Plaza - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Wednesday 28th January 2015
Jesse Jackson - Jesse Jackson appears to look impatient as he waits for his car after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Upon deciding he can't wait any longer for it to arrive, he walks in the street to locate it. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th November 2014
Minister and civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson is approached by photographers and asked his feelings on the last presidential debate as he leaves the Ivy Restaurant in LA.
Just as Wattstax the event was a serious social event that just so happened to include a little music, Wattstax the movie is much less a concert film (a la Woodstock or The Last Waltz) and much more a talking head documentary with musical interludes. Depending on your frame of mind, that can be a good or a bad thing. But director Mel Stuart (who made Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory two years earlier) is probably not the perfect person to take a camera into Los Angeles to ask black residents how things have changed (or not) since the riots seven years earlier. There's frankly just not a lot of insight to be gained from the poorly shot man-on-the-street footage.
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