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Newark Black Film Festival Presents—Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come out and enjoy a film that follows Roach across seven decades.

Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes, directed by Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro. (82 mins). Not rated.

The life and music of the legendary drummer, composer, bandleader, and social activist are explored through a remarkable series of creative peaks, struggles, and personal reinventions — from the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights years, surveying the heady days of post-war modern jazz to hip hop and beyond.

Following the screening there will be a discussion featuring Max Roach’s son Raoul Roach and daughter Dara Roach, and the film’s director-producers Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro.

This program is presented in partnership with NJPAC. 


The Newark Museum of Art
49 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102 United States