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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Documentary | Catherine Bainbridge

This feature documentary, about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, Rumble will show how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

84 minutes

Release: January 28, 2019

Expiration: January 28, 2022

Distributor: Independent Lens

Rights: Unlimited releases over three (3) years beginning 1/28/2019;

SCH/1YR (for K‐12); and non‐commercial cable rights.

Steve Salas

Executive Producer
STEVIE SALAS (Apache) is also a world-renowned guitarist and producer of music, film, and television. As a guitar player, Stevie Salas has recorded, written, and produced with artists as diverse as George Clinton, Mick Jagger, Public Enemy, Justin Timberlake, T.I., and Rod Stewart. A major label recording artist who has sold over two million solo albums around the world, Guitar Player magazine named Stevie is regarded as one of the top 50 guitarists of all time. He was Music Director and consultant on American Idol when it had top ratings, 2006 to 2010.

Tim Johnson

Executive Director
TIM JOHNSON (Mohawk) is an experienced museum executive who recently led the development of two public memorials of national significance that honour First Nations' contributions to Canada. As the former Associate Director for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Tim (Mohawk) managed the museum’s largest organizational group in both Washington and New York.

Catherine Bainbridge

CATHERINE BAINBRIDGE is the Co-founder of Rezolution Pictures and Minority Media. 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 stereotypes in Hollywood films. Her role as Director on RUMBLE encapsulates her love and devotion to music, history, politics, and bringing important Indigenous stories to the mainstream.

Alfonso Maiorana

Director of Photography
ALFONSO MAIORANA is Co-director and Director of Photography on RUMBLE. Based in Montreal, Alfonso’s DP experience on Hollywood films, Independent features, MOWs, and television series brings a distinctive look and feel to the films he shoots. His directing credits include The Big World which premiered at the Montreal International Film festival. Passionate about music history and inspired by filmmakers like Jarmusch, Truffaut and Coppola, Alfonso’s combination of visual style and storytelling come together in RUMBLE.