Reel Time Film Screening - RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

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Link Wray, Native musician dressed in  leather like an early 70's rock star holds guitar on lap with pick in hand

Still from RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017). Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Co-directed by 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 Charley 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.


Tickets coming soon at Lux Cinema Box Office or at,


Reel Time Film Screenings:

February 5, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

March 5, Lucky

April 2, Faces Places


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