Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Year: 2017
Country: CANADA
Language: English
Run Time: 103 minutes

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

America has often left Native Americans and their rich culture out of its historical narrative. Music is just one area where their contributions have been largely ignored. RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD aims to change that, documenting the roots of Native American music and its incredible influence. Everything from blues, rock, hip-hop, and even heavy metal have been shaped by its unique sounds and rhythms. Those power chords you hear in rock ‘n’ roll were developed by Link Wray (a Shawnee), one of the only musicians to have an instrumental song banned by the government, for fear its blistering feedback and disruptive guitar stabs would lead to chaos. That rebellious sound was the result of years of oppression. Despite government campaigns to sanitize their culture, Native Americans have persevered. This spectacular documentary features interviews from fans including Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler, and Iggy Pop, passionately recalling how icons with Native American heritage such as Wray, Mildred Bailey, Jimi Hendrix, and Robbie Robertson inspired their music. In this film these groundbreaking artists finally get the props they deserve. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM

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Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Music Movies Competition

Director
Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Catherine Bainbridge is an award-winning filmmaker based in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. She co-founded Rezolution Pictures in 2001. Alfonso Maiorana has DP experience on Hollywood films, independent features, and televison.

Filmography
"Reel Injun" (2009), RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD (2017)

Producers
Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Lisa M. Roth

Cinematography
Alfonso Maiorana

Editing
Benjamin Duffield, Jeremiah Hayes

Community Partner

Cleveland Arts Education Consortium

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