Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

2017 | Canada | NR | 103 min.


City Opera House Wed, Jul 26, 2017 3:00 PM
Central High School Auditorium Sat, Jul 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Documentary
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Release Year:2017
Runtime:103 min.
Production Country:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Catherine Bainbridge
Alfonso Maiorana
Produced by:Catherine Bainbridge
Christina Fon
Jake Kent
Linda Ludwick
Claire Mackinnon
Lisa M. Roth
Screenwriter:Catherine Bainbridge
Alfonso Maiorana
Cinematography:Alfonso Maiorana
Editing By:Jeremiah Hayes
Ben Duffield
Cast:Robbie Robertson
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Martin Scorsese
Tony Bennett
Steven Tyler


Winner of more festival awards than you can shake a stick at, this unique and insightful twist on the classic rock and roll documentary explores the legendary musicians of Native American descent who have dramatically influenced popular music throughout the 20th century, nearly undetected. Divided into ten separate portraits, the film leads off with a focus on astonishing guitarist Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray, Jr., and his influential, fuzzed-out and swaggering instrumental single “Rumble.” Directors Catherine Bainbridge (“Reel Injun,” TCFF 2010) and Alfonso Maiorana deftly trace the incredible contributions of Native artists from Charley Patton, known as the “Father of the Delta Blues,” to Jimi Hendrix (who was part Cherokee) and The Band’s Robbie Robertson. A litany of music and film greats are interviewed, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler, and Iggy Pop, in this eye-opening and celebratory film custom made for anyone who loves music.

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