FQ contributing editor Josslyn Luckett speaks with Sam Pollard about his long career, which spans collaborations as an editor with Spike Lee to producing and directing his own documentaries, histories of black independent media, and his most recent film Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes.
He Insists! From Apprentice Editor to Elder Statesman of the Black Documentary Tradition: An Interview with Sam Pollard
Josslyn Luckett is an assistant professor of cinema studies at New York University. Her current book project, Toward a More Perfect Rebellion: Multiracial Media Activism Made in L.A. (University of California Press, forthcoming) examines the pre-history of the filmmakers known as the “L.A. Rebellion,” by engaging the multiracial media “insurgents” of UCLA’s Ethno-Communications Program, whose activist film work changed the face of independent media in Los Angeles and beyond.
Josslyn Luckett; He Insists! From Apprentice Editor to Elder Statesman of the Black Documentary Tradition: An Interview with Sam Pollard. Film Quarterly 1 September 2023; 77 (1): 66–74. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2023.77.1.66
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