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WCNY presents Rumble

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Rumble Indie Lens Screening

Thank you all for your partnership to bring the Indie Lens Screening of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” to our community. Following are the details and agenda for the event. In red are action items. If there is anyone else involved who should be included, please forward this information along. And if you have any edits/suggestions, please let me know.

WCNY’s Marketing team will update our website posting to reflect our additional partners/details (Indigenous Values Initiative), as well as update social media posts and news release/calendar alerts. We will encourage advance registration, since seating at the Auburn Public Theater is limited (please confirm total number of possible seats at 180). Please continue to promote this event through your networks and share the registration link: http://www.wcny.org/events/rumble-the-indians-that-rocked-the-world/


  • RUMBLE brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, RUMBLE shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
  • A discussion guide with details about the film and bios of the featured artists has been shared with Rob and Sandy.
  • Broadcast Premiere on PBS will be Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.


  • At 6:30 P.M., Courtney will share information about the Equal Rights Heritage Center, then instruct attendees to make their way to the Auburn Public Theater for screening.
  • (Partnership with Philip Arnold, founding director Skä·noñh, Great Law of Peace Center, and president of Indigenous Values Initiative and Sandy Bigtree, musician and member of Indigenous Values Initiative)7-9 p.m. screening at Auburn Public Theater, Auburn, NY. (contact is Angela Daddabbo)
  • Registration table to be provided. WCNY will man registration table.
  • Podium and microphone to be provided by Center, as well as some seating.
  • Octane Social House (Rob Otterstatter) will be coordinating the reception and providing hors d’oeuvres and beverages.5-7 p.m. reception at Equal Rights Heritage Center, Auburn (contact is Courtney Rae Kasper)
  • At 6:50 p.m., Cristina will introduce Indie Lens Screening of film Rumble.At 8:30 p.m., Sandy Bigtree and Phil Arnold will moderate community conversation around film.Movie will play from 7 p.m. to 8:30. Approximate Running Time: 86 minutes. DVDs were provided to Rob, who will get them to Angela to test in advance.
  • At 9:00 p.m., Angela will thank guests for coming.

Cristina will bring surveys to Auburn Public Theater for placement on all seats.

At 5:40 p.m., Mayor Quill will introduce Sandy Bigtree and Phil Arnold (bios: https://indigenousvalues.org/about/our-team/) to discuss Indigenous Values Initiative and introduce conversation topics/question for audience feedback and participation.

  • At 5:30 p.m., Rob will make introductory remarks and introduce Mayor Quill.

 Learn more at WCNY.