Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World


Rafael 1 Sat, May 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Film Info
Section:The Art of Impact
Running Time:103 min.
Director:Catherine Bainbridge
Alfonso Maiorana
Producer:Catherine Bainbridge
Christina Fon
Linda Ludwick
Lisa M. Roth
Executive Producer:Stevie Salas
Tim Johnson
Catherine Bainbridge
Christina Fon
Linda Ludwick
Jan Rofekamp
Screenwriter:Catherine Bainbridge
Alfonso Maiorana
Cinematographer:Alfonso Maiorana
Editor:Benjamin Duffield
Jeremiah Hayes
Note Writer:Brendan Peterson


If you love rock and roll, you will also love Rumble. Entertaining, educational and enlightening, this exhilarating doc dives deep into the electrifying and difficult history of Native Americans in contemporary music, focusing on several artists who helped shape the rock-and-roll landscape. Featuring a multitude of musicians, journalists and filmmakers who wax poetic about the pre-blues influence of native music on popular culture, Rumble really comes alive with its amazing performance footage. You’ll want to turn it up to 11 as you listen to Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charlie Patton, Jimi Hendrix and Robbie Robertson infuse indigenous styles into their music. Powerful personal stories of lesser-known artists like Mildred Bailey, Jesse Edwin Davis, Redbone and Randy Castillo expose a rich, largely unknown history of Native American musicians finding a way to keep on rocking in the not always Free World. Music lovers, U.S. history fans and anyone wanting to rock out will feel the glorious groove of this fascinating film.

In Person: Executive Producers Stevie Salas, Christine Fon

Co-presented by Amoeba Music and Marin American Indian Alliance.

Additional Information

Catherine Bainbridge is the Director/Writer/Executive Producer of Rumble and Co-founder of Rezolution Pictures. 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 American stereotypes in Hollywood films. Her role as Director on Rumble encapsulates her love and devotion for music, history, politics and bringing important indigenous stories to the mainstream.

Alfonso Maiorana is the Co-director and Director of Photography of Rumble. Based in Montreal, he brings a distinctive look and feel to the films he shoots, which range from Hollywood films to independent features and television series. His directing credits include The Big World, which premiered at the Montreal International Film Festival. Passionate about music history and inspired by filmmakers like Jim Jarmusch, François Truffaut and Francis Ford Coppola, Maiorana's visual style and storytelling come together in Rumble.