Free Outdoor Screening in Phoenix, AZ!

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World


This screening will take place outdoors in Phoenix, AZ, at the Steele Indian School Park Amphitheater, 300 E. Indian School Road at Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Please bring your own seating.

Featuring an introduction and post-film Q&A with Rumble executive producer and acclaimed musician, Stevie Salas!

This screening is part of Loft Film Fest on the Road, a community-building program that takes unexpected films for free screenings in underserved and unserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. These movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a cargo van outfitted with solar panels (donated by Technicians for Sustainability) to power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system.

“Revelatory in almost every sense. Astoundingly rich and resonant.” – Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

 The rocking documentary Rumble at long last reveals the untold story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of rock n’ roll: the Indigenous influence. Investigating the influential careers of such performers as “Queen of Swing” Mildred Bailey, Delta bluesman Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Redbone, Robbie Robertson, and Link Wray, whose iconic counter-culture anthem from 1958 lends the film its title – and, for what it’s worth, is still the only instrumental song to ever be banned from the radio –Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. Inspired by the Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture,” created by Tim Johnson and Stevie Salas for the National Museum of the American Indian, the film features electrifying performance footage and engaging testimony from a long list of music artists, historians, and experts, including Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, George Clinton, Stevie Salas, Slash and many more.  An eye-opening look at a little known but vitally important component of American popular music, Rumble is an astonishing documentary that shines a spotlight on generations of phenomenal artists for whom recognition is long overdue. (Dir. by Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana, 2017, Canada, 103 mins., Not Rated)

This screening is part of Loft Film Fest on the Road, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with support from Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.

*Please note: In the event of inclement weather, this outdoor screening will be moved to an indoor venue nearby.