IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World


103 MINS • 2017 • USA DIGITAL

Jimi Hendrix and Robbie Robertson are  just two of the legends featured in this film that sheds welcome light onto the role played by Native Americans in the history of popular music.

Presented as a series of vignettes, with terrific archival footage and interviews from luminaries such as Iggy Pop, Buddy Guy and Martin Scorsese, Rumble covers nearly one hundred years of music encompassing Delta Blues and jazz to contemporary hip hop by way of rock’n’roll, taking ‘Link’ Wray Jr.’s seminal guitar instrumental ‘Rumble’ as a point of departure.

This screening is part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2017, running from September 27th to October 1st. Find out more about the festival here. 

Notes by David O’Mahony.

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