‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’: The Unknown Story of Native American Roots in American…

‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’: The Unknown Story of Native American Roots in American…
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’: The Unknown Story of Native American Roots in American MusicThis an amazing feature documentary which reveals so much in the way of our American cultural history that it’s almost difficult to sum up.American society and the settlement and development of the nation’s land was built on two great evils against humanity.

First was the enslavement for their labor and resulting early deaths and murders of tens of millions of Africans.

The second was the slaughter of millions of indigenous peoples and the simultaneous and subsequent land robbing by European new comers. These peoples had inhabited and still do inhabit the U.S. continent long before any Europeans arrived.

Often the survivors of these massacres tried to blend into society and hide their ethnic roots. Often the children were abducted from their family and taken to far away institutions and
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Top 10 Takeaways From Variety’s Inclusion Summit

Top 10 Takeaways From Variety’s Inclusion Summit
Here are the biggest takeaways from Variety‘s Inclusion Summit, held on Wednesday at the Montage Beverly Hills.

1. Skepticism remains a major obstacle for women reporting sexual misconduct: Attorney and civil rights activist Anita Hill proved to be a timely keynote speaker at Variety‘s Inclusion Summit. Hill, who testified before an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee about her sexual harasser, then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, said female accusers face deep skepticism when speaking out. “One of the things that really is troubling to me,” Hill said, is that “it still takes about 30 women to come forward before one woman is believed. … Our word is as valuable as the word of our abusers.”

2. Diverse casting in films boosts box office performance: CAA agent Talitha Watkins presented data by the agency that analyzed the diversity of film casts since 2014 and compared those films’ weekend box office performances to that of non-diverse films. The data show
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‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’ Documentary Lands at Kino Lorber (Exclusive)

‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’ Documentary Lands at Kino Lorber (Exclusive)
Kino Lorber has acquired most North American rights to Rezolution Pictures’ documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” and plans a summer theatrical release.

The film centers on the role of Native Americans in contemporary music, featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time. “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the festival’s world cinema documentary special jury award for masterful storytelling.

Joe Leydon gave the film a strong review for Variety: “Although its reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, Catherine Bainbridge’s ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’ earns respect as much for its achievement as its ambition, while offering a celebratory examination of the often-underappreciated role played in the development of American popular music by singers, musicians, and songwriters of Native American ancestry.”

The film stars Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie,
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Hot Docs Special Presentations Lineup: Dance Teams, Indigenous Musicians, & Animal Rights Activists


Hot Docs has announced the lineup for their Special Presentations program. Nine of 26 films are directed or co-directed by women, amounting to about 35 percent of the high-profile slate. According to a press release from the Toronto fest, Special Presentations include “world and international premieres, award winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers or featuring some star subjects.”

Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana’s Sundance winner “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” is among the titles screening. The doc centers on the contributions Indigenous musicians have made to popular music. “Some of the greatest rock stars in the world know about the influence of these incredible Indigenous musicians but the rest of us do not,” Bainbridge told us.

Amanda Lipitz’s “Step,” another Sundance favorite, follows three senior girls and the rest of their Baltimore-based dance team as they make their way through the overwhelming, complicated, and emotional college application process. Fox Searchlight reportedly shelled out more than $4 million for “Step,” and secured the remake rights to the story, so a narrative version of the inspiring doc may be on the way.

Other films in the Special Presentations program include Kate Brooks’ “The Last Animals,” an animal-rights thriller chronicling the efforts of conservationists, scientists, and activists to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction, and Erin Lee Carr’s “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” a disturbing mystery about a girl accused of murdering her mother. “Gypsy, our main subject, was forced to live in a little house with no access to real friends or education, so she taught herself about the world through the internet. It had fascinating and yet very dangerous consequences,” Carr revealed in an interview with us.

Hot Docs runs from April 27 to May 7. Check out the women-directed and co-directed Special Presentations below. List adapted from Hot Docs.

Becoming Who I Was

D: Chang-Yong Moon, Jin Jeon | South Korea | 2016 | 96 min | North American Premiere

An impoverished young boy discovers he’s the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk. Displaced from his past self’s monastery and denied the privilege of that position, he struggles with his identity amid growing doubts.

The Departure

D: Lana Wilson | USA | 2017 | 86 min | International Premiere

A Japanese punk rocker assumes a new role as a Buddhist priest, helping suicidal people find hope in the depths of their despair. But his wholehearted dedication to their suffering starts to erode his own well-being.

In Loco Parentis

D: Neasa Ni Chianain, David Rane | Ireland, Spain | 2016 | 99 min | Canadian Premiere

A heartfelt look at the lives of two soon-to-be-retired educators — and married couple of almost 50 years — whose passion and idiosyncratic teaching styles inspire and challenge the young students of Ireland’s last primary-age boarding school.

The Last Animals

D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min | International Premiere

From Africa’s frontlines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction.

Mommy Dead And Dearest

D: Erin Lee Carr | USA | 2017 | 82 min | International Premiere

After an ailing, wheelchair-bound girl goes missing and her devoted mother is found dead in their home, dark family secrets are revealed as the girl becomes the prime suspect in her grisly murder.

Playing God

D: Karin Jurschick | Germany, Netherlands | 2017 | 95 min | World Premiere

Witness firsthand the struggle of the charismatic and controversial Us attorney who, since 9/11, has been charged with the impossible task of assigning a dollar value to life when compensating victims of America’s most tragic events.


D: Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher | Germany | 2017 | 90 min | World Premiere

Science fiction turns into disturbing fact as forecasting software, algorithms and databases quickly become the new fortune-tellers for future crimes, driving us to ask: how much are we willing to abandon for the sake of security?

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

D: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Canada | 2017 | 103 min | Canadian Premiere

The sound of rock ’n’ roll was forever changed by Link Wray’s distorted guitar. Decades later, his legacy — and that of other Native Americans who shaped popular music — is given overdue recognition in this Sundance award winner. The film also features executive producer and guitarist Stevie Salas, who has put together a group of music royalty to discuss the influence of Indigenous music on rock and roll.


D: Amanda Lipitz | USA | 2016 | 83 min | International Premiere

Meet the fierce and inspiring “Lethal Ladies” of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, a dynamic step dance team battling the odds to make it to the championship and become the first in their families to go to college.

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Sundance Exclusive: Trailer For ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World’ Featuring Martin Scorsese, Robbie Robertson, More

Music history tends to be filled with untold stories, or those whose contributions to shaping countless genres have gone underappreciated or forgotten. However, the title of the upcoming “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” says it all about who gets the spotlight in this documentary coming to the Sundance Film Festival for its World Premiere.

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Directed by Catherine Bainbridge, co-directed by Alfonso Maiorana, executive produced by Stevie Salas, and featuring Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Robbie Robertson, Quincy Jones, Iggy Pop, Slash, Steven Tyler, Robert Trujillo, Steven Van Zandt, and many more, on the influential role Native Americans had on shaping all aspects and offshoots of rock ‘n roll.

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Sundance ’17: Nine Indigenous-Made Films Premiere

Rooted in the recognition of the rich storytelling cultures and inherent sovereignty of Native American nations, Sundance Institute has held a commitment to Native artists since its founding. Mandated by our Founder Robert Redford, the Institute has nurtured and supported Native filmmakers going back to a time when almost none existed. Since then, the Institute has supported three generations of Native filmmakers, creating a global community and providing a space for that community with the Native Program and a gathering place at the Sundance Film Festival. Today, there are more Native filmmakers working than ever before, and the Institute is bringing forward a fourth generation of Native filmmakers and solidifying a pipeline of artists whose voices will have an important impact on American and global cinema and culture.

In the spirit of this support, we’re highlighting the titles of the Indigenous-made films that will be premiering at the 2017 Sundance
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12 Fun Facts about Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

While we wait to see if we actually get another Bill & Ted sequel, I thought I’d put together of list of Fun Facts for the movie that started it all: Bill & Ted’s Excelent Adventure. This was such a ridiculous yet extremely enjoyable movie. It starred Alex Winter and George Carlin and launched the career of Keanu Reeves. I really hope that we get to see Bill & Ted 3. It would be so fun to revisit these characters after all these years. I tried to show the movie to my kids a few months ago, and they just didn't bite. I guess you just had to be growing up in the 1980s to fully appreciate its excellence.

The phone booth time machine that was used in the film was given away as a contest prize in Nintendo Power magazine. It was promoting a Bill & Ted video game for the Nes,
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'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Doofus-Duo Comedy Classic

Just as Rufus (George Carlin) predicted, Bill and Ted have had a profound influence on our culture. Maybe not as the rockers who would inspire a utopian global society by the 27th century, but look at how many other dumb-duo movies there have been since the release 25 years ago this week (on February 17, 1989) of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" -- there's "Dumb and Dumber," "Beavis and Butt-head Do America," "Dude, Where's My Car," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," "Dick," and all of Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob" offerings, for starters. Plus, "Bill & Ted" launched a franchise and made a leading man out of Keanu Reeves.

Still, as often as you've traveled back in time and revisited the "Excellent Adventure," there's probably still plenty you don't know about the movie, including where it was filmed (hint: Not in San Dimas, California), which historical figures almost found their way into the film,
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Hard Rock And Metal Icons Join Forces With Russian Band ‘Pushking’ To Release Epic Album

Russian band Pushking have joined forces with an onslaught of major musicians and vocalists from heavy metal and hard rock to create an impressive line-up on a collaborative album. The release has been titled The World as We Love It, and compiles 19 re-recorded songs from Pushking's past efforts, with special guests ranging from Paul Stanley (Kiss) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) to Alice Cooper and Steve Vai!

If you think those four guests listed above is enough, think again. Check out the track listing and the guests on each song by continuing on below.

01. Intro

02. Nightrider Billy F. Gibbons - Vocals, Guitar

03. It'll be Ok Billy F. Gibbons - Vocals Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) - Guitar

04. Troubled Love Alice Cooper - Vocals Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper) - Guitar

05. Stranger's Song John Lawton (Uriah Heep) - Vocals Steve Stevens (Billy Idol / Vince Neil) - Guitar

06. Cut the Wire Paul Stanley (Kiss) - Vocals
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Tinsel Korey performs songs live for 'Arbor Live' taping (videos)

A couple of days ago, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Tinsel Korey mentioned an upcoming live show she was to be performing with Stevie Salas (and, later, Marcus Curiel from Pod). Tonight, a couple of videos from that performance were issued (via Eye Behold Photography), and they look great! The songs performed in the video set are "Rainy City" and "Letter," and the show, "Arbor Live" will have the full performance. More information about Arbor Live, including where to watch (and where ...
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