|Film stars: Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Castillo, Taboo, Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Steven Tyler, Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Tony Bennett, George Clinton, Slash, Taylor Hawkins, Robert Trujillo, and more|
|Montreal, April 24, 2017 – Rezolution Pictures’ award-winning feature documentary, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, continues its tour around the world with its Canadian Premiere this Sunday, April 30 at 8:45 pm at Hot Docs. There will be another screening on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:45 pm. Both screenings are at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.|
Director Catherine Bainbridge and co-director Alfonso Maiorana, Executive Producers Stevie Salas and Tim Johnson, Producers Christina Fon and Lisa M. Roth and Executive Producer for Rezolution Ernest Webb will be attending Hot Docs.
The film’s world premiere at Sundance in January won it the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling and it went on to win Best Music Documentary at the Boulder International Film Festival. RUMBLE has also been screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival, River Run International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., Titanic Budapest Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Thessaloniki DF festival (Greece), the Florida Film Festival, DFI Musikfilm Festival (Denmark) and two of the executive producers were invited to MIPTV to participate in the “Canadian Documentary: When Creative Talent Takes Over” panel presented by the Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada. Over the course of the year, the film has already been confirmed for a full run of over twenty festivals and screenings around the world.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World documents the role of Native Americans in popular music history.
Featuring Native music icons like Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas) and Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne), the filmdepicts how these talented musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
RUMBLE features a long list of musicians, artists, historians, family members and experts participating in the film, including: Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, Marky Ramone, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), John Trudell, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Steven Van Zandt, Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Guy, George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Ivan and Cyril Neville, Derek Trucks, Rhiannon Giddens, and Alvin Youngblood Hart, among many others.
RUMBLE is directed by Catherine Bainbridge and co-directed by Alfonso Maiorana, who also served as Director of Photography; Produced by Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Lisa M. Roth; Executive Producers are Stevie Salas (Apache) and Tim Johnson (Mohawk); Executive Producers at Rezolution Pictures are Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Jan Rofekamp and Ernest Webb (Cree).
The film is represented for North American distribution by Diana Holtzberg of East Village Entertainment, LLC and by Jan Rofekamp of Films Transit for international distribution.
How RUMBLE was born:
Years ago, when Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian, guitarist and producer was playing sold out arena shows on his first tour with Rod Stewart, he started to wonder why there were no other Native Americans in the biz. So, after a bit of digging he discovered there were indeed others who, for reasons unknown to him, people didn’t know about.
Jeff Beck, considered one of the greatest guitar players on the planet, loves Link Wray and loves Native American culture. Salas recalls: “He even told me how he and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin would play air guitar to Link’s records as teens BUT he didn’t know Link Wray was a Shawnee Indian and he flipped when I told him”.
Then Canadian writer Brian Wright-McLeod asked Salas to be in his book “The Encyclopedia of Native American Music”, which included the little-known Indian heritage of many famous musicians in pop culture, and from that book, Salas and Tim Johnson (Mohawk) created the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s exhibit, “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture”. To their surprise, many legendary music industry friends like Steven Tyler, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Mike Inez, Taylor Hawkins, Taboo and others were really excited to talk about the influence that these Native American musicians had on their art and their lives.
Salas then met with Rezolution Pictures in Montreal who had just made a great film called Reel Injun to talk about making a feature documentary about this story and RUMBLE was born. RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music.
About Rezolution Pictures
Rezolution Pictures is an award-winning film, television and interactive media production company, founded by Ernest Webb and Catherine Bainbridge, which plays a vital role in bringing cultural diversity to the North American broadcasting landscape. Since 2001 it has built itself a reputation for creating acclaimed series and one-of-a-kind productions, working with many of Canada’s best new and established talents to create unique comedy, dramatic, and non-fiction films, as well as video game programming, through its sister company Minority Media. The company produced the multiple-Gemini and Peabody Award-winning film, Reel Injun, as well as several award-winning documentaries and television series including the CSA-nominated Mohawk Girls, the Rockie-Award winning The Oka Legacy, Smoke Traders, Club Native, and Down The Mighty River.
Two hi-resolution photos taken during production are available here:
Photo 1: Stevie Salas-Taboo-Catherine Bainbridge-Alfonso Maiorana
Photo 2: Tim Johnson- Tony Bennett-Catherine Bainbridge-Stevie Salas
Media contacts for Rezolution Pictures:
Leisa Lee / firstname.lastname@example.org / 514-946-2010
Talar Adam / email@example.com / 514-833-0274
Sundance Award-Winning Canadian Documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD Premieres November 5 on HBO Canada