Pop the Popcorn – Movie Review of RUMBLE

Overall ScoTori Review: GREAT (4.0)


RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

This movie brought to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous Peoples influence. It features insight into music icons such as Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Saint-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo from Black Eyed Peas. 

RUMBLE shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtrack of our lives.


Photo Credit: https://www.wtcitv.org/pbs-at-the-palace-rumble/


It features testimonials from folks such as: Martin Scorsese, Robbie Robertson, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler, George Clinton, Pura Fe, David Fricke from Rolling Stone magazine, Quincy Jones, Slash, Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters, Stevie Salas, Marky Ramone from The Ramones, and Taj Mahal, plus many more.

While it is a cursory overview into this aspect of American music— the movie is only 103 minutes—it does offer a fascinating look into the lifeblood that flows through the songs of this country, along with the indigenous contributions that have been historically (and often intentionally) overlooked..

RUMBLE airs Monday, January 21st on PBS at 10PM EST and 9PM Central.

It is the 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.

There are lots of events still planned nationwide and in other countries. If you go to Facebook under Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World you can see event lists, clips, and more general info. You can also check out Rumblethemovie.com where you can see more events, listen to the soundtrack, see exclusive interviews, and a list of all the participants.

Red River Theatres is the state’s only non-profit, full-time cinema committed to showing the best independent and locally made films. Members get discounted tickets, free popcorn and more. Please note: Membership Packages are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable to the specific purchaser(s) by law.

The next free movie Indie Lens Popup Series for their partnership with NH PBS with be THE PROVIDERS, on March 5th.

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, the PROVIDERS follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise we’d be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalize patients.

For more information on the providers you can find their Facebook page at https://facebook.com/TheProvidersDoc/. Check out their events sections for free pre-screenings. http://theprovidersdoc.com.


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