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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World


This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history—featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time—exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.

RUMBLE features a number of indigenous artists, including music icons: Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, JImi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, and TabooRUMBLE has a long list of music artists, historians, family members and experts interviewed in the film, including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine), Steven Tyler, Derek Trucks, Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Martha Redbone, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Slash (Guns 'N' Roses), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Pura Fé (Ulali), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (Guns 'N' Roses), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and many others. More about the film here.

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"...irresistible for popular music lovers." - Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

"The influence of Native Americans on nearly a century of popular music is eloquently demonstrated in this engaging documentary." - Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

"Catherine Bainbridge’s “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” earns respect as much for its achievement as its ambition, while offering a celebratory examination of the often-underappreciated role played in the development of American popular music by singers, musicians, and songwriters of Native American ancestry." - Joe Leydon, Variety

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Rezolution Pictures in co-production with
PBS, Visionmaker Media (U.S.),  ARTE  (France and Germany)  Bell Media's The Movie Network,  APTN, SRC,  ARTV (Canada), Israel TV, and Canadian government entities the Canadian Media Fund and SODEC.
Director: Catherine Bainbridge   Co-Director: Alfonso Maiorana
Producers: Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Lisa M. Roth
Executive Producers: Stevie Salas, Tim Johnson
Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Diana Holtzberg, Linda Ludwick, Jan Rofekamp, Ernest Webb
Director of Photography: Alfonso Maiorana    Editors: Ben Duffield, Jeremiah Hayes
Written By: Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana    Visual Research: Rebecca Lessard    Original Soundtrack: Benoît Charest
2017, Canada, 97 min/104 min incl., in English

Film Press Contact: Adam Segal, The 2050 Group
Producer Press Contact: Leisa Lee, Leisa Lee Group
EVE handles North American distribution. For international sales, contact Films Transit International  


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In memory of John Trudell. Dedicated to the work of Brian Wright-Mcleod.

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