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Film Screening "Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life" w/ Directors & Buffy In Person!!

Friday, November 12, 2010
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
American Indian Film Festival
Location Details:
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Friday November 12th 2010 - Palace of Fine Arts - 11/12/10 Evening Screenings 7:00 pm
Featuring the documentary feature film "Buffy Saint-Marie: A Multimedia Life" about the acclaimed artist, singer-songwriter and black-listed human rights and indigenous activist Buffy Saint-Marie.

Buffy Saint-Marie was a graduating college senior in 1962 and hit the ground running in the early Sixties, after the beatniks and before the hippies. All alone she toured North America's colleges, reservations and concert halls, meeting both huge acclaim and huge misperception from audiences and record companies who expected Pocahontas in fringes, and instead were both entertained and educated with their initial dose of Native American reality in the first person. By age 24, Buffy Sainte-Marie had appeared all over Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, receiving honors, medals and awards, which continue to this day. Her song Until It's Time for You to Go was recorded by Elvis and Barbra and Cher, and her Universal Soldier became the anthem of the peace movement. For her very first album she was voted Billboard's Best New Artist. She disappeared suddenly from the mainstream American airwaves during the Lyndon Johnson years... In Indian country and abroad, however, her fame only grew. Denied an adult television audience in the U.S., in 1975 she joined the cast of Sesame Street for five years. She continued to appear at countless grassroots concerts, AIM (American Indian Movement) events and other activist benefits in Canada and the U.S. She made 18 albums of her music, three of her own television specials, scored movies, garnered international acclaim, helped to found Canada's Music of Aboriginal Canada JUNO category, raised a son, earned a Ph.D. in Fine Arts, taught Digital Music as adjunct professor at several colleges, and won an Academy Award Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for the song Up Where We Belong. 009 marks the release of her eighteenth album Running for the Drum, which just won Buffy her third Juno Award. Packaged in tandem with the bio-documentary DVD Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life, the two disks together give audiences a glimpse into the life and work of this unique, always current artist. In depth bio can be found here

Buffy Saint-Marie and the director of "A Multimedia Life" Joan Prowse will be present for the screening on the 12th and will be available for a Q&A Panel after the evening program. Additionally, Buffy Saint-Marie will be honored with an esteemed "Eagle Spirit Award" at our star-studded grand finale, the 35th Annual American Indian Film Festival Motion Pictures Awards Show.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 12:18PM
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