Runtime: 103 minutes
Rated 14A: coarse language
Starring George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Buffy Sainte-Marie
Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana
Rated 90% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: Winner of the Hot Docs Audience Award and Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary, Rumble reveals an essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of popular music: the Indigenous influence. Lifting the veil on the enormous impact made by First Nations and Native American musicians including Robbie Robertson, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis and more, Rumble celebrates their genre-changing and undeniably catchy influence. Blending audio archives, concert footage and interviews with industry icons from Tony Bennett to Steven Tyler and Martin Scorsese, this Hot Docs hit and Sundance award-winner is an unforgettable and political exploration of a musical history that was silenced for too long.
In the end, the story is one not only of rock- and pop-culture history, but of human persistence and indigenous contributions that have been historically (and often intentionally) overlooked. -Globe and Mail
Rumble asks us to be still for a moment and to listen to the heartbeat – at once familiar and newly strange – that pumps the lifeblood that flows through the songs this country is known for. -Washington Post