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Film | Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes at Parrish Art Museum

February 16 @ 6:00 pm

$13 Members | $20 Adults | $18 Seniors | $15 Member’s Guest | $10 Students | $5 Children


Directed and Produced by Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro, 2023, 82 min.

In celebration of Black History Month and in collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest, the Parrish presents a screening of Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes – delving into the life and music of the legendary drummer, composer, bandleader, and social activist 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.

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.

Friday Nights are made possible, in part by The Corcoran Group.

$5 – $20
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States

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