37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

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From folk songstress Buffy Sainte-Marie to rock artist Link Wray, whose 1958 song Rumble influenced the likes of Pete Townshend and Jimmy Page, Native American musicians have had an indelible effect on the music industry that often is overlooked. Directors Catherine Bainbridge (Reel Injun) and Alfonso Maiorana bring this contribution to light by profiling important Native American musicians through reenactments, archival footage, and conversations with artists who knew them. Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Martin Scorsese, and more discuss the impact Indigenous voices have had on their lives and on music as a whole. Introduction by Karenne Wood (UVA)

Supported by Charlottesville Radio Group


Sunday, November 12


4:30 PM


Other : PVCC Dickinson Center

Film Info

Director: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Runtime: 102 min.

Year: 2017

Country: Canada

Featuring: Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Martin Scorsese, Steven Tyler, Iggy Pop