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Emera NL Closing Night Gala

  • Scotiabank Theatres (Avalon Mall, Cineplex) 48 Kenmount Rd St. John's, NL, A1B 3P8 Canada (map)

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

This was a smash at Hot Docs this year, taking home the top prizes, and you will happily see why. Rumble is nothing less than a superbly produced documentary about the influence of native music on rock music. There is so much to discover in this lively, highly entertaining chronicle of a genre we thought we knew so much about. We not only hear iconic musicians like Buffy St Marie and Robbie Robertson talking about their struggle to locate their own identities in the emerging rock culture of their time but we also get to watch them and so many others performing the music that juiced a generation. You want to know where Hendrix was in all this? The film lets you in on a long masked truth about his own roots and influences. Same goes for the incomparable Mildred Bailey and The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, among others. This film will profoundly change the way you listen to rock music from now on.

Director: Catherine Bainbridge
Co-Director: Alfonso Maiorana
Writers: Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana
Producers: Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Lisa M. Roth
Runtime: 102 mins

Waste It
Winner of the 2016 RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award

Karen attempts to grapple with the fleeting nature of romance through filmmaking, only to run into conflict with her surrounding cast and crew.

Director/Writer: Emily Bridger
Producer: Kerry Gamberg, Lindsay MacKay
Canada (NL)

Earlier Event: October 22
Afternoon Shorts
Later Event: October 22
Festival Wrap Party