Fresh from SXSW, this new documentary tells the story of a musician whose far-reaching ambitions were inspired and challenged by the inequities of the society around him. Max Roach’s 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, now-legendary achievements, personal struggles, 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.
Co-directed by Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI, Lowndes County, Mr Soul!)
Doors at 7:00 p.m.
Film starts 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/MaxRoachCD and also at the door. We accept Cash – Credit – PayPal – Venmo