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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Catherine BainbridgeCanada102 minutes201614AColourEnglish

Mon
Jan 15
Tue
Jan 16
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Intro and Q&A with director Catherine Bainbridge and co-director Alfonso Maiorana

Rapturously received at Hot Docs and everywhere it has played since, Catherine Bainbridge's RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World explores the oft-neglected history of musicians of First Nations descent whose work and ancestry has yet to be adequately acknowledged and honoured. Stretching back a century to the work of groundbreaking blues musician Charlie Patton, whose Indigenous ancestry was often glossed over in favour of other narratives, the documentary covers an extraordinary amount of ground. It reminds us of the contributions made by guitar greats Link Wray and Jesse Ed Davis, folk singer Peter La Farge (who wrote "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"), drummer Randy Castillo, influential US artist Rhiannon Giddens, and, of course, legendary figures like Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and poet/musician/activist John Trudell. Along the way there are some startling revelations (see: the FBI trying to derail Sainte-Marie's career), and some seriously kick-ass tunes.

STEVE GRAVESTOCK

Chaleureusement accueilli à Hot Docs, et partout où il a été présenté par la suite, RUMBLE : The Indians Who Rocked the World de Catherine Bainbridge porte sur l'histoire souvent négligée des musiciens des Premières Nations, dont les origines et le travail ne sont pas assez reconnus et célébrés. La réalisatrice couvre une quantité impressionnante de matière, remontant le siècle pour présenter l'incroyable musique blues de Charlie Patton, dont les ancêtres autochtones ont rarement été mentionnés. Le documentaire nous rappelle aussi l'apport des grands guitaristes Link Wray et Jesse Ed Davis, du chanteur Peter La Farge (qui a écrit " The Ballad of Ira Hayes "), du batteur Randy Castillo, de l'artiste américain influent Rhiannon Giddens et, bien entendu, des figures majeures comme Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie ainsi que le poète, musicien et militant John Trudell. Ce faisant, Bainbridge procède à certaines révélations surprenantes (comme les tentatives du FBI de détourner la carrière de Sainte-Marie) et nous fait entendre des chansons vraiment excellentes.

director
Catherine Bainbridge

Catherine Bainbridge is a director, writer, and producer. She co-directed the Peabody Award–winning documentary Reel Injun (10) about Native stereotypes in Hollywood films. She is the cofounder of Rezolution Pictures and Minority Media. Bainbridge's latest film is RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (17).

Additional Credits

Director
Catherine Bainbridge
Co-Director
Alfonso Maiorana
Production Company
Rezolution Pictures Inc.
Executive Producer
Stevie Salas, Tim Johnson, Christina Fon, Diana Holtzberg, Linda Ludwig, Jan Rofekamp, Ernest Webb
Producer
Christina Fon, Linda Ludwig, Lisa M. Roth
Screenplay
Alfonso Maiorana
Cinematographer
Alfonso Maiorana
Editor
Jeremiah Hayes, Benjamin Duffield
Sound
Anton Gold
Original Score
Benoit Charest
Cast
Martin Scorsese, Robbie Robertson, Iggy Pop
International Sales Agent
Films Transit, Films Transit International
US Sales Agent
East Villiage Entertainment
Canadian Distributor
Unobstructed View Inc, Kino Lorber
US Distributor
Kino Lorber