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The Forum at Columbia University
601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027
Opening Hour
08:00
Website
https://theforum.columbia.edu/
Phone
212-853-6786

The Forum, located on the corner of 125th Street and Broadway, is a unique community gathering space that serves as the gateway to Columbia University's developing Manhattanville campus. Open to the entire university as well as the local New York City community, The Forum is a multi-use venue that houses a state-of-the-art auditorium, meeting and event spaces, and communal work areas.

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Date

Jul 15 2024
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Time

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Music Monday & Films at The Forum present “Wattstax”

Join us for a special “Music Monday” meets “Films at The Forum” summer event with a screening of the 1973 documentary film Wattstax.

Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles. Often referred to as the “Black Woodstock,” the concert took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 20, 1972. Performers included 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 an appearance from a then little-known Richard Pryor. Directed by Mel Stuart, the concert film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Documentary Film in 1974.

Music Monday is a free monthly concert series hosted by The Forum in our ground-floor Atrium. Our Films at The Forum program brings free movie screenings to The Forum throughout the year.

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The Forum