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

Location: Billy Johnson Auditorium

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