RUMBLE: The Indians who Rocked the World

RUMBLE-one-sheet Nov-28-13

Biography, Music
Running Time:
Rezolution Pictures, in co-production with ARTE
Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana


Rumble is about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story built around the incredible lives and careers of the some of the greatest music legends. With music icons like Link Wray, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jimi Hendrix, Redbone, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson and Taboo. Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular American music history, telling the story of a profound, essential, and until now, missing chapter in the history of American popular music.


Catherine Bainbridge, Director / Writer / Executive Producer / Producer, on RUMBLE, and Co-founder of Rezolution Pictures, has an accomplished career in media.  She has brought her signature enthusiasm and passion for storytelling to countless documentary, drama, comedy, and interactive media projects, notably the Peabody award-winning documentary “Reel Injun”, about Native stereotypes in Hollywood films.  Her role as Director on RUMBLE encapsulates her love and devotion to music, history, politics, and bringing important Indigenous stories to the mainstream.

Alfonso Maiorana is Co-director and Director of Photography on RUMBLE. Based in Montreal, Alfonso’s DP experience on Hollywood films, Independent features, MOWs, and television series brings a distinctive look and feel to the films he shoots. His directing credits include The Big World which premiered at the Montreal International Film festival. Passionate about music history and inspired by filmmakers like Jarmusch, Truffaut and Coppola, Alfonso’s combination of visual style and storytelling come together in RUMBLE.


2017 Sundance Film Festival
Won Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling in World Cinema Documentary section

2017 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece

2017 DFI Music Doc Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 Titanic Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary

2017 DOK.fest, Munich, Germany

2017 Planete Doc Review, Warsaw, Poland

2017 Sydney International Film Festival, Australia

2017 New Zealand Film Festival, Wellington

2017 Biogra Film Festival, Bologna, Italy