Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life
Buffy Sainte Marie: a multimedia Life is beautiful documentary about Peace activist and Oscar-winning songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Her protest song "Universal Soldier" became a '60s peace movement anthem and she was so outspoken against the war in Vietnam and for Native American rights that the Johnson White House put her on a list of artists whose work "deserved to be suppressed." She has written hundreds of songs, scored numerous films, established educational initiatives across North America , was a regular on Sesame Street , pioneered in the early digital platforms both musically and visually, received a medal from Queen Elizabeth II and won an Academy Award. Yet, until now, there has never been a major written or visual documentary of this multi-faceted human being.
Director Joan Prowse had unprecedented access to Ms. St.-Marie's life backstage, on the reserves, and at her home in Hawaii and the resulting film beautifully combines recent performance footage and archival clips, including a 1964 Newport Folk Festival performance. Interviews with friends and contemporaries like Joni Mitchell, Bill Cosby, and Taj Mahal add additional insights.
The movie paints a personal portrait of an extraordinary person and is a reminder of the impact one dedicated individual can have in the world. Inspiring!
Programmer: hayet benkara
Sun, April 6th, 2008
Cineplex Odeon Carlton
John Bessai, Gilles Paquin, Joan Prowse
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Taj Mahal, Randy Bachman, Bill Cosby, Robbie Robertson, John Kay