Our 2018/2019 Indie Lens Pop-Up lineup of free documentary screenings continues in December with an encore presentation of a standout film from our 2017 Festival, the fascinating rock doc Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. The film at long last makes known 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 performers such as Mildred Bailey, Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, and North Carolina’s own 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. The screening is completely free and includes a discussion afterward.
RiverRun’s Indie Lens Pop-Up, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Forsyth County Central Library
660 W. Fifth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Map it
Panel discussion following with Ulrike Wiethaus, Ph.D, CHTP
Professor, Department for Study of Religions and American Ethnic Studies Program, Wake Forest University