RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana

Year: 2017
Running Time: 102
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Country: Canada
Language: English
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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

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Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana (Co-Director)
Produced by Stevie Salas (Executive Producer) , Tim Johnson (Executive Producer) , Christina Fon (Executive Producer) , Catherine Bainbridge (Executive Producer) , Ernest Webb (Executive Producer) , Jan Rofekamp (Executive Producer) , Linda Ludwick (Executive Producer) , Diana Holtzberg (Executive Producer) and Lisa Roth


This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod’s The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.

Winner of a Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award and Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs, RUMBLE features interviews with musicians, historians, and experts including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, Stevie Salas, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), and Taylor Hawkins (The Foo Fighters).

"Revelatory in almost every sense. Astoundingly rich and resonant."

"Eye-opening. Irresistible for popular music lovers."

  • Audience Award – Hot Docs Film Festival 2017

  • Best Canadian Documentary – Hot Docs Film Festival 2017

  • Special Jury Prize for Masterful Storytelling – Sundance Film Festival 2017

  • Best Music Documentary – Boulder Film Festival 2017

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Venue City Date
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington 1511931600November 29, 2017
Nickelodeon Theatre Columbia 1511499600November 24, 2017
Byrd Theatre Richmond 1510894800November 17 - November 19, 2017
Regent Park Film Festival Toronto 1510722000November 15 - November 18, 2017
Fort Lauderdale Film Festival Fort Lauderdale 1509681600November 3, 2017
Naples International Film Festival Naples 1508990400October 26 - October 29, 2017
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1508990400October 26, 2017
Yukon Film Society Whitehorse 1508731200October 23, 2017
St. Johns International Women's Film Fest St. Johns 1508644800October 22, 2017
Film Columbia Chatham 1508644800October 22 - October 29, 2017
Tallgrass Film Festival Wichita 1508472000October 20, 2017
Vermont International Film Festival S. Burlington 1508472000October 20 - October 29, 2017
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Saugatuck 1508385600October 19, 2017
CineCenta - U. of Victoria Victoria 1508212800October 17 - October 18, 2017
O Cinema Miami 1507867200October 13 - October 19, 2017
Cape Ann Community Cinema Gloucester 1507867200October 13, 2017
Pickford Center Limelight Bellingham 1507867200October 13 - November 19, 2017
Tropic Cinema Key West 1507694400October 11, 2017
Anchorage Museum Anchorage 1507089600October 4, 2017
Taos Center For The Arts Taos 1506916800October 2 - October 4, 2017
NatiVisions Film Festival Parker 1506657600September 29, 2017
Magic Lantern Theatre Spokane 1506657600September 29 - October 5, 2017
Edmonton International Film Festival Edmonton 1506571200September 28 - October 7, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1506571200September 28 - October 1, 2017
Milwaukee Film Festival Milwaukee 1506571200September 28 - October 12, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu 1506398400September 26 - October 1, 2017
Cinema Twin Jackson Hole 1506312000September 25 - September 28, 2017
Cinema Falls Sioux Falls 1506225600September 24, 2017
Coolidge Corner Theatre Brookline 1506052800September 22 - September 28, 2017
Hurleyville Arts Centre Hurleyville 1506052800September 22 - September 24, 2017
Cinema 21 Portland 1506052800September 22 - September 28, 2017
Lunenburg Doc Fest Lunenburg 1505966400September 21 - September 24, 2017
Osio Cinema Monterey 1505880000September 20, 2017
Boedecker Theater Boulder 1505880000September 20 - September 23, 2017
Rosendale Theater Rosendale 1505793600September 19, 2017
Sid Williams Theatre Courtenay 1505707200September 18, 2017
Salt Spring Film Festival Salt Spring Island 1505448000September 15, 2017
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara 1505448000September 15 - September 17, 2017
Railroad Square Cinema Waterville 1505448000September 15 - September 21, 2017
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 1505448000September 15 - September 17, 2017
Bytowne Ottawa 1505448000September 15 - September 18, 2017
The Barnyard Winthrop 1505448000September 15 - September 21, 2017
Screening Room - Kingston Kingston 1504929600September 9 - September 14, 2017
Palm Theatre San Luis Obispo 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Normal Theatre Normal 1504843200September 8 - September 17, 2017
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Toronto 1504843200September 8 - September 9, 2017
Cinema Lido Levis 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Cinema Beaubien Montreal 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Cinema Le Clap Quebec City 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
The Broadway Theatre Saskatoon 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Salt Lake Film Society @ Tower Theatre Salt Lake City 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Cary Theater Cary 1504756800September 7 - September 14, 2017
Goen Cinemas of Wind Rock Window Rock 1504497600September 4 - September 10, 2017
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1504238400September 1 - September 14, 2017
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1504238400September 1 - September 14, 2017
Landmark Chez Artiste Denver 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Landmark Lagoon Cinema Minneapolis 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
The Princess Waterloo 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Hollywood Theater - Dormont Pittsburgh 1504238400September 1 - September 14, 2017
SIFF Cinema Uptown Seattle 1504238400September 1 - September 14, 2017
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
Real Art Ways Hartford 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
Landmark E Street Cinema Washington 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Atlanta 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
Mesilla Valley Film Society Mesilla 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
The Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1503288000August 21 - August 24, 2017
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1503288000August 21, 2017
Film Streams Omaha 1503201600August 20, 2017
Winnipeg Film Group Winnipeg 1503115200August 19 - August 31, 2017
Violet Crown - Santa Fe Santa Fe 1503028800August 18 - August 24, 2017
Little Art Theatre Yellow Springs 1503028800August 18 - August 22, 2017
Regent Theatre - Toronto Toronto 1503028800August 18 - August 24, 2017
Kingsway Toronto 1503028800August 18 - August 24, 2017
Kings Theatre Raleigh 1502942400August 17, 2017
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1502856000August 16, 2017
Vancity Theater Vancouver 1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017
Cinema Village New York 1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017
Circle Cinema Tulsa 1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Toronto 1502337600July 28 - August 10, 8/15, 8/17
Chumash Elders Santa Ynez 1502251200August 9, 2017
Asinabka Arts Festival Ottawa 1502251200August 9, 2017
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1502251200August 9, 2017
Little Cinema / Rochester Rochester 1502164800August 8 - August 12, 2017
Woods Hole Film Festival Woods Hole 1501905600August 5, 2017
Drum is Calling Festival Vancouver 1501300800July 29, 2017
Film Forum New York 1501041600July 26 - August 8, 2017
Gimli Film Festival Gimli 1500782400July 23 - July 30, 2017
Maine International Film Festival Waterville 1500782400July 23, 2017
Orca's Island Film Festival Eastsound 1500782400July 23, 2017
Macon Film Festival Macon 1500523200July 20 - July 23, 2017
Douglass Theatre Macon 1500523200July 20 - July 23, 2017
Amherst Cinema Amherst 1500436800July 19, 2017
Maine International Film Festival Waterville 1500004800July 14 - July 23, 2017
Alexander Valley Film Society Cloverdale 1499659200July 10, 2017
Madeline Island Summer Film Series Minneapolis 1499313600July 6, 2017
Free State Film Festival Lawrence 1498795200June 30, 2017
Glenbow Museum Calgary 1498104000June 22, 2017
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Missoula 1496894400June 8, 2017
Mendocino Film Festival Mendocino 1496289600June 1 - June 4, 2017
Berkshire International Film Festival Great Barrington 1496289600June 1 - June 4, 2017
Illuminate Film Festival Sedona 1496203200May 31 - June 4, 2017
Duluth Superior Film Festival Duluth 1496203200May 31 - June 1, 2017
Standing Rock Film Festival Standing Rock 1496203200May 31, 2017
Seattle International Film Festival Seattle 1495857600May 27 - May 28, 2017
Crested Butte Film Festival Crested Butte 1495080000May 18, 2017


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