Max Roach:
The Drum Also Waltzes
Ben Shapiro
Sam Pollard
Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes 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.

SXSW Film Festival

March 10 – March 19, 2023

Cleveland International Film Festival

March 22 – April 1, 2023

Sleeping Giant Fest

April 6 – April 9, 2023

Minneapolis/St.Paul International Film Festival

April 13 – April 17, 2023

RiverRun International Film Festival

April 13 – April 22, 2023

Milwaukee Film Festival

April 20 – May 4, 2023

Dallas International Film Festival

April 30 – May 3, 2023

Seattle International Film Festival

May 11 – May 28, 2023

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

June 9 – June 24, 2023

Northampton Jazz Festival

June 15, 2023

Maine International Film Festival

July 7 – July 16, 2023