RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
2017, 97 min, Canada, Dir: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Artfully weaving North American musicology and the devastating historical experiences of Native Americans, this documentary reveals the deep connections between Native American and African-American peoples and the musical forms we now know as rock, blues, and jazz. Filled with engaging interviews and featuring such musical luminaries as Buffy Saint-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray and Jimi Hendrix, RUMBLE will have you hearing “American” music in a whole new way. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at Sundance 2017.


THE CURE IN ORANGE
1987, 113 min, USA, Dir: Tim Pope

This terrific concert film captures U.K. alternative rockers The Cure performing in the ancient Théâtre Antique d’Orange amphitheater while in France during their Beach Party tour. Frontman Robert Smith leads his band through 23 of their songs, playing a mix of singles and favorites from their first album, THREE IMAGINARY BOYS, through 1985’s THE HEAD ON THE DOOR, including such songs as “Inbetween Days,” “Let's Go to Bed” and “Boys Don't Cry.”


The Happeners
1966, 50 min, USA, Dir: David Greene

Written by Ernest Kinoy and produced by Herb Brodkin, this unsold pilot about a folk-rock trio in New York City offers a somewhat more serious take on youth culture and rock music than “The Monkees.” Lead actors Craig Smith, Chris Ducey and Suzannah Jordan all went on to careers in music; Smith and Ducey formed the singing duo Chris and Craig before forming cult group Penny Arkade. With Louis Gosset, Jr., Lou Jacobi and an appearance by the Dave Clark Five.


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