|RUMBLE features Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Ulali, Randy Castillo and Taboo; with stars such as Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Steven Tyler, Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Marky Ramone, Jackson Browne, Cyril Neville, Slash, Taylor Hawkins, Robert Trujillo and more|
Montreal (August 11, 2020) – Rezolution Pictures’ award-winning feature documentary, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, received a News and Documentary Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary! RUMBLE aired on PBS’ prestigious Independent Lens program in 2019, reaching 3.3 million viewers and streamed on pbs.org. Independent Lens streamed the film again this past April, as part of the series’ initiative to provide positive content for their audience while in isolation during the COVID-19 crisis and PBS will air the film again as part of this fall’s lineup.
Executive Producer Stevie Salas (Apache), a renowned guitarist and music producer and Executive Producer Tim Johnson (Mohawk), the former Associate Director for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, were a driving force behind the creation of the film which is inspired by their hit N.M.A.I. exhibit entitled “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture”.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World reveals the untold story of the Native American influence on popular music. The film travels deep into the South, guided by Pura Fe (Tuscarora/Taino), Alvin Youngblood Hart and Cyril Neville (Choctaw) bringing to light a missing chapter in our history books: How Indigenous music was part of the very fabric of American popular music from the beginning, but the Native American contribution was left out of the story, until now.
In RUMBLE some of the world’s most iconic rock stars and influential musicians – Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte Marie, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Slash (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Derek Trucks, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jackson Browne, Joy Harjo, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Pura Fe (Ulali), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Robert Trujillo (Metallica) and many others – speak about the deep influence these iconic Native American musicians had on their art and lives.
The film’s success has been exceptional since its debut at Sundance in January 2017 where it won the “World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling” at Sundance and has since won multiple awards around the world, including all major Canadian Screen Awards and both the International and Canadian Audience Choice awards at Hot Docs. The film had a successful theatrical release in over 85 cities across North America.
RUMBLE was directed by Catherine Bainbridge (who also co-directed the Peabody winning film Reel Injun) and co-directed by Alfonso Maiorana, in honour of his masterful cinematography; produced by Christina Fon, alongside Catherine Bainbridge, Linda Ludwick and Lisa M. Roth.
Executive producers for Rezolution Pictures are Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Diana Holtzberg, Linda Ludwick, Jan Rofekamp, and Ernest Webb (Cree).
The documentary awards will be presented Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT. The ceremony will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at watch.theemmys.tv
Members of the RUMBLE creation team are available for interviews.
About Rezolution Pictures
Rezolution Pictures is an award-winning production company led by Ernest Webb and Catherine Bainbridge (co-founders and executive producers), Christina Fon (executive producer and VP), and Linda Ludwick (executive producer and CFO). Rezolution is best known for its original and trailblazing productions such as feature documentaries RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, which screened worldwide and won multiple awards at Sundance, Hot Docs, and the Canadian Screen Awards, among others; and Reel Injun, which won multiple Geminis, and a Peabody Award. Rezolution also made its mark in scripted television with the Canadian Screen Award-nominated comedy series, Mohawk Girls, which aired for five seasons on APTN and is currently streaming on CBC and APTN’s Lumi. From ground-breaking documentaries to innovative scripted series, Rezolution has helped shape Canada’s film and television industry for the past two decades, working with many of the country’s best new and established talents to create unique content, as well as video game and Virtual Reality content through its sister company Minority Media. With an effective mix of production, creative, and executive experience Rezolution has positioned itself for global success, producing premium content in factual, documentary and scripted with a growing number of international co-production partners.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is also available on DVD at KinoLorber.com and streamed at Amazon, iTunes (with both English and French versions), Google Play and Vudu.
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