Directed by: Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana
Total Runtime: 103 min
Country of Origin: Canada
- Special Jury Prize (World Documentary), Sundance Film Festival
- Best Music Documentary, Boulder International Film Festival
- California Premiere
“Astoundingly rich and resonant music documentary. American popular music – and the history of rock and roll itself – wouldn’t be the same without the contributions of Native American performers. A reminder that indigenous peoples' voices and music cannot be silenced or ignored.”
Film and live musical performance featuring The Steven Bates Band.
Friday, June 2, 8:00 – 11:30 pm Crown Hall, Mendocino
Watch this 2017 Sundance selection and learn about the largely unacknowledged Native American influence on American music, particularly rock and roll. Then stay and dance the night away to the roots-rock, high-energy, live performance of the Steven Bates Band. A Mendocino coast native, Steven Bates is widely acclaimed as a gifted songwriter, a superb vocalist, and an extraordinary guitar-hero. He has written numerous songs with an eye toward making audiences want to get up and dance, while leaving them feeling exhilarated, rejuvenated, and clamoring for more.
Rumble tells the story of a profound, essential, and — until now — missing chapter in the history of American music: its 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 shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
Also features Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Martin Scorsese, John Trudell, Iggy Pop, Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), and many others.