Press Release: August 28, 2017


Lunenburg, Nova Scotia —The fourth Lunenburg Doc Fest will kick off in high gear with the first Nova Scotia showing of the acclaimed music documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World.

RUMBLE demonstrates the depth of influence that Indigenous North Americans have had on the ongoing evolution of rock and roll. This music documentary highlights the native influences that have been infused into the soundtrack of our lives.

RUMBLE is the hit of the film festival circuit this year, garnering rave reviews in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, The Globe and Mail, and Slate. It was the winner of the prestigious $50,000 Rogers Audience Award at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

Lunenburg Doc Fest is delighted to launch this year’s festival with RUMBLE and provide Nova Scotia and visiting film fans with a chance to enjoy the documentary before the run up to next year’s Oscar ceremony.

RUMBLE will have a single showing at 7pm on September 21. The post-film Gala Party will give festival attendees and attending filmmakers a chance to mingle over drinks and fine food.

Lunenburg Doc Fest will be held in the magnificently refurbished Lunenburg Opera House, Sept 21 to Sept 24. The Festival will screen films from the Atlantic region and around the world, host sessions for attending filmmakers and industry partners, and present a range of screen-based projects and immersive experiences for attendees.

Passes for the Gala and for the full 4-day festival are now on sale online HERE and Festival Box Office, 125 Montague Street, Lunenburg.

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Lunenburg Doc Fest showcases documentary films that entertain, educate, and inspire, creating a cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The festival is presented with the generous support from Arts Nova Scotia; Canada Heritage; Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage; and Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information contact Pamela Segger at:

Phone: 902-523-FILM (3456)
Mail: Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Twitter: @LunenburgDocFes