'RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World' Screening

Start Date:
May 15 - 6:00 pm
End Date:
May 15 - 8:30 pm


Free Admission! Open to the public!

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Q&A with Executive Producer Tim Johnson

This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Winner of a Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award and Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs, RUMBLE features interviews with musicians, historians, and experts including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, Stevie Salas, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), and Taylor Hawkins (The Foo Fighters).

In March 2018, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World swept the Canadian Academy for Cinema and Television Screen Awards taking home top honours for Feature Length Documentary, Best Cinematography in a Documentary, and Best Editing in a Documentary. This is the first time in the history of the Academy that a film took home all three feature documentary awards.

Stay after the screening for a Q&A with the film's Executive Producer Tim Johnson. Tim Johnson is the former Associate Director for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Tim (who is Mohawk) managed the museum’s largest organizational group across its facilities in Washington and New York. A long list of critically acclaimed exhibits and programs (including LIVE EARTH D.C. with Al Gore) were produced during his tenure, creating an era that significantly advanced the institution's museology and reputation.


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