Black Wax

Directed by Robert Mugge
Film Movement
79 Minutes
United Kingdom
Documentary, Music
Not Rated
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BLACK WAX is a musical-political entertainment film produced and directed by Robert Mugge. It centers on the late African American poet-singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron - the man Melody Maker called "the most dangerous musician alive" and many dubbed the forefather of rap music - and his Midnight Band. The entertainment is political.


  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • Ed Brady
  • Robert Gordon
  • Glen 'Astro' Turner
  • Larry MacDonald
  • Highest Rating
    "The casual confidence and understated humour of this opening scene sets the tone for an engaging film, made in 1982 "
    London Jazz News

Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Barcelona International Music Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection
Göteborg Film Festival
Official Selection
Figueira da Foz Film Festival