Kenyon College

First Nations Film Series: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017)

September 21, 2019 3:00pm – 5:00pm

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017)

Saturday, September 21, 3:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

Shedding light on the overlooked contributions of First Nations performers on 20th-century American music, RUMBLE is a revelation. Well-researched and featuring interviews and performances from a pantheon of music legends, the documentary takes its title from Shawnee guitarist Link Wray’s 1958 instrumental masterpiece Rumble. Wray is often credited for developing the first rock-n-roll power chord. Directed and written by Catherine Bainbridge (Reel Injun, 2009) and Alfonso Maiorana, the film rediscovers and restores the Indigenous contribution to popular music history.

First Nations Film Series 

In partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), this curated series is inspired by themes found in the museum’s fall exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our campus community. Films selected for this series are meant to underscore the contemporary realities faced by First Nations’ people. We hope the series broadens understanding and challenges assumptions. 

Full Screening Schedule

All films are free and open to the public.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.