Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World$7.50
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World – (dir. Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorano)
West Mall 7 Theatres – Doors Open 3:30pm – Film Begins 4:00pm
TRT: 103 min
Genre: Documentary, Rockumentary
Cast: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Martin Scorsese, Robbie Robertson, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler, John Trudell, Quincy Jones.
Film Summary: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World 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.
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).
What the critics are saying:
The influence of Native Americans on nearly a century of popular music is eloquently demonstrated in this engaging documentary.
– Hollywood Reporter
“Rumble” asks us to be still for a moment and to listen to the heartbeat – at once familiar and newly strange – that pumps the lifeblood that flows through the songs this country is known for.
– Washington Post
In the end, the story is one not only of rock- and pop-culture history, but of human persistence and indigenous contributions that have been historically (and often intentionally) overlooked.
– Globe and Mail
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