Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

The story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the indigenous influence.

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Series
Independent Lens
Premiere Date
January 21, 2019
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    2017 Sundance Film Festival-Special Award for Masterful Storytelling (World Cinema)
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    2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival-Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary
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    2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival-Audience Award
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    2017 Critics Choice Documentary Award-Best Music Documentary
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    Director

    Catherine Bainbridge

    Director/Writer/Executive Producer/Producer, on Rumble, and Cofounder of Rezolution Pictures and Minority Media. She has brought her signature enthusiasm and passion for storytelling to countless documentary, drama, comedy, and interactive media projects, notably the Peabody award-winning documentary Reel Injun, about Native stereotypes in Show more Hollywood films. Her role as Director on Rumble encapsulates her love and devotion to music, history, politics, and bringing important Indigenous stories to the mainstream. Show less

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    Co-Director

    Alfonso Maiorana

    Alfonso Maiorana is Co-director and Director of Photography on Rumble. Based in Montreal, Alfonso’s DP experience on Hollywood films, Independent features, MOWs, and television series brings a distinctive look and feel to the films he shoots. His directing credits include The Big World which premiered at the Montreal International Film festival. Show more Passionate about music history and inspired by filmmakers like Jarmusch, Truffaut and Coppola, Alfonso’s combination of visual style and storytelling come together in Rumble. Show less

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    The Film

    Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, and others, Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

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