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)


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
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Saugatuck 1508385600October 19, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1506571200September 28 - October 1, 2017
Milwaukee Film Festival Milwaukee 1506571200September 28 - October 12, 2017
Salt Spring Film Festival Salt Spring Island 1505448000September 15, 2017
Bytowne Ottawa 1505448000September 15 - September 18, 2017
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Cinema Le Clap Quebec City 1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Landmark Chez Artiste Denver 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Landmark Lagoon Cinema Minneapolis 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Hollywood Theater - Dormont Pittsburgh 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
SIFF Cinema Uptown Seattle 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 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
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1503633600August 25 - August 31, 2017
The Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1503288000August 21 - August 24, 2017
Film Streams Omaha 1503201600August 20, 2017
Winnipeg Film Group Winnipeg 1503115200August 19 - August 31, 2017
The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room Arcata 1503028800August 18 - August 24, 2017
Boedecker Theater Boulder 1502856000August 16 - August 19, 2017
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1502856000August 16, 2017
Asinabka Arts Festival Ottawa 1502856000August 16, 2017
Vancity Theater Vancouver 1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017
Circle Cinema Tulsa 1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017
Chumash Elders Santa Ynez 1502251200August 9, 2017
Little Cinema / Rochester Rochester 1502164800August 8 - August 12, 2017
Woods Hole Film Festival Woods Hole 1501905600August 5, 2017
Vancouver International Film Centre Vancouver 1501819200August 4 - August 10, 2017
Drum is Calling Festival Vancouver 1501300800July 29, 2017
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Toronto 1501214400July 28 - August 17, 2017
Film Forum New York 1501041600July 26 - August 8, 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
Free State Film Festival Lawrence 1498795200June 30, 2017
Berkshire International Film Festival Great Barrington 1496289600June 1 - June 4, 2017
Seattle International Film Festival Seattle 1495857600May 27 - May 28, 2017


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