POST-SCREENING ZOOM Q&A WITH DIRECTOR BEN SHAPIRO
Experience the groundbreaking sounds of bebop pioneer, virtuoso percussionist and bandleader Max Roach.
This is the story of a musician whose far-reaching ambitions were inspired and challenged by the inequities of the society around him. His stunningly diverse seven-decade career marked him as one of the great musical artists of the 20th century and a pioneering cultural activist at times when the nation was steeped in racism. The film follows Roach across a rich and complicated life, years of now-legendary achievement, deep personal struggle, and the price he paid for his outspoken views. His was an epic musical journey -- from the revolutionary Jazz of the 1940s to the Civil Rights years, through experiments in hip hop, multi-media works, and beyond. Featuring Questlove, Abbey Lincoln, Sonia Sánchez, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Harry Belafonte, and many more.
DIRS. SAM POLLARD, BEN SHAPIRO | 2023 | USA | 82 MIN