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Experience the groundbreaking sounds of bebop pioneer, virtuoso percussionist and band leader Max Roach, 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, days of now-legendary achievement and also deep personal struggle, and the price he paid for his outspoken views.

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Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Sam Pollard
    • Ben Shapiro

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